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Genealogy, History, Heraldry, 
Revolutionary and Colonial Records. 

Salem Press Historical and Genealogical Record, Vol. IX. 
Magazine of New England History, Vol. IX. 


JAN.-DEC, 1899.^ 

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(Continued from Vol. VI., page 191.) 

Nicholas Higginson, of Leire, county Leicester, brother 
of Rev. John Higginson, of Claybrooke, was a yeoman and 
left a fair estate. His will, undated, was proved by the re- 
lict, 1 Oct., 1589, at Leicester. Power was reserved to son 
John. The will gives all lands, tenements, hereditaments, 
to his eldest son, John Hi^inson, and his heirs. Robert 
HiffSfinson is named as second son. To his two eldest 
daughters, Alice and Elizabeth Higginson, he gives £30 each, 
and to Robert and Thomas and daughter Mary he gives £20 
at age of twenty-one. The widow and son John are to 
occupy the farm jointly, and are made executors. Overseers 
are " my brother Mr. John Higginson and Robert Lord my 
brother-in-law." To the poor of Leire are bequeathed twelve 
strikes of barley. John Dowse, a tenant, is mentioned. 
Witnesses, John Higginson, Alexander Sheppard, with 

Children : 

John, eldest son. Of Leire. 

Robert, second son. | 

rp, r Both underage, 1589. 



Mary, under age, 1589. 

Jonx Higginson, of Frowlcsworth, yeoman; in his will, 
dated 7 June, 18 Charles II., proved 19 Oct., 16G7, he men- 
tions Elizabeth Prat, who lives with him ; Nicholas Higgin- 
sou and his sister Judeth, five shillings between them ; John, 



son of James Sheepy, of Frowlesworth, fh;e marks ; wife to 
be executor. Overseers, William Cook, rector, and "Mr. 
Higginson," of Frowles worth. The latter is Humphrey 
Higginson, whose will is given below. 

Humphrey Higginson, of Frowlesworth, gentleman, will 
dated 3 Feb., 1673, proved V Sept., 1675. He disposes of 
property in Frowlesworth, Little Ashby, and windmill in 
Claybrooke. He names wife Christian and three children 
tinder age, viz. : John, Staresmore, and Francis. Levi 
Washington was a witness. He was buried 30 May, 1674, 
at Frowlesworth. 

Children, by wife Christian (Register commences 1638) ; 

John, bapt. Frowlesworth, 25 May, 1666. 
Staresmore, bapt. 21 Jan., 1667. 
Thomas, bapt. 11 March, 1669. 

Staresmore Higginson, married 16 May, 1693, Grace 
Gregor, of Little Glenn, and had children baptized at 
Frowlesworth. The Staresmore family was a prominent 
family in Frowlesworth and vicinity. It is quite probable 
that Christian Higginson was born Staresmore. She, with 
Andrew Hall and Thomas Townsend, trustees, sold the mill 
mentioned in the will, in 1675. 

See "History and Antiquities of Claybrooke," page 93. 

Nicholas Higginson, of Leire, died about 1649, as, 
25 June, 1649, administration on his estate was granted to 
his creditor, Robert Lord, innkeeper, of Leicester, who gave 
bond with Clemment Stratton, of Leare, husbandman. 

In 1650 John Higginson, of Leire, the younger, was a 
defendant in a chancery case. 

There are representatives of this family of Higginsons 
still living in England. 

(To be continued.) 






{Continued, from Vol. VI., page 313.) 

154. William 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton, Sept. 30, 
1699; died Jan. 8, 1774; married by Rev. Richard Billings, 
Dec. 3, 1721, Mary PearceV "daughter of George and Alice 
(Hart) Pearce. She was born May 16, 1700, and died 
Jan. 31, 1755. tie died Jan. 8, 1774. His will is dated 2d 
July, 1772. Son Aaron, sole executor, the east side of 
farm; to daughter Alice, 20 dollars ; the same to daughter 
Mary ; to two granddaughters, Mary Simmons and Priscilla 
Simmons ; to grandson, William Simmons ; to George and 
Adam Simmons, sons; and George, to pay grandson, Caleb 
Simmons, twenty dollars, and Adam, to pay the same to 
Nathaniel Simmons, grandson. Children, all born in Little 
Compton : 

764. Alice 5 Simmons, born March 13, 1723. 

765. Isaac Simmons, born Feb. 24, 1725. 

766. William Simmons, born March 23, 1727; died Dec. 25, 


767. Lydia Simmons, born Nov. 5, 1729. 

768. George Simmons, born Oct. 7, 1731. 

769. Adam Simmons, born Oct. 11, 1733. 

770. Aaron Simmons, born March 24, 1736. 

771. Mary Simmons, born Sept. 13, 1738. 

155. Lydia 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliz- 
abeth 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton Dec. 15, 1700; 
married by Job Almy, Justice, April 4, 1723, Joseph Til- 
hnghast, of Tiverton. I know very little more of this family, 
only through one child. Tradition says this family moved 
to Newport, and when the British took possession, remained 




in town, perhaps sympathizing with them, and perhaps too 
feeble to leave. ^Joseph Tillinghast died in 1771) ; but the 
destruction of the records by the British has prevented our 
acquiring further knowledge of this family. Joseph and 
Lydia (Simmons) Tillinghast had one daughter at least: 

772. Sarah 5 Tillinghast. 

I think there was, besides, a son, Joseph, who lived in 
Newport and died in 1798 ; and among other children had a 
son, Stukely, making it reasonable to suppose Joseph, Jr., 
had married into the Stukelv family. 


156. Joseph 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliz- 
abeth l AlcfiSt). Born March 4, 1702, and died July, 1 7 7 <S . 
In old graveyard, "In memory of Mr. Joseph Simmons, 
who died June 24, 1778, in ye 75th year of his Age." He 
married by Rev. Richard Billings (Int. Feb. 19), March 28, 
1726, Rebecca Wood, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
(Thurston) Wood. She was born in Little Compton Dec. 
I 26, 1704. Joseph Simmons' will, Little Compton Probate 

Records, Vol. 2, dated 2d April, 1776 : To wife Rebecca : to 
son Edward ; to son Jonathan ; to son Joseph ; to Jeremiah, 
son of son John deceased ; to Abigail and Betty, daughters : 
and daughter Susannah to have enough of the estate to make 
her equal to her sisters who are married, and Ephraim to 
have all the rest. 

Children, born in Little. Compton : 

773. John 5 Simmons, born Jan. 29, 1727. 

774. Abigail Simmons, born Dec. 7, 1728. 

775. Edward Simmons, born March 16, 1730. 

776. Betsey Simmons, born March 8, 1733. 

777. Jonathan Simmons, born Aug. 20, 1730. 

778. Ephraim Simmons, born June 29, 1739. 

779. Susanna Simmons, born July 8, 1742. 

780. Rebecca Simmons, born Feb. 7, 1746; probably died 
young, as she is not mentioned in her father's will. 

781. Joseph Simmons, born , 1748. 




157. John 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy- Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Born Aug. 14, 1704 ; died Mar. 8, 1774. He 
married by Sylvester Eichmond, Justice (Int. April 2), 
April 6, 1728, Comfort Shaw, daughter of Israel and 
(Tallman) Shaw. She was born in Little Compton, Aug. 9, 
1709, and died May — , 1785. John Simmons' will, Vol. 2, 
Little Compton Probate Records, dated 3 Mar., 1774, gives 
to beloved wife 'Comfort ; to daughters Sarah, Deborah, Com- 
fort, Elizabeth, jnd Rachel £12 each. To daughters Phebe 
and Lvdia. To John and Zarah, sons and executors. Com- 
fort Simmons' will, Vol. 3, Little Compton Probate Records, 
dated 1785: I give to daughter Sarah Pearce, widow: To 
daughter Deborah Davenport : To daughter Lydia Little 
widow ; To sons John and Zarah a small portion, because 
they were so well remembered in their father's' will. To 
daughters Rachel Brownell ; To daughter Elizabeth Man- 
chester ; To daughter Comfort S locum ; To grandson John 
Pearce ; To grandson Ichabod Pearce. Furniture to daugh- 
ters Comfort Slocin and Lydia Little, and executor son-in- 
law Thomas Davenport. 

Children, born in Little Compton : 

782. Phebe Simmons, born Dec. 28, 1728; died April 24, 
1730. If this date of death is correct then there 
was another Phebe horn, who was probably dead, 
without children, in 1785, when her mother made 
her will. 

783. Sarah Simmons, born Jan. 2G, 1730. 

784. Zarah Simmons, born Oct. 13, 1731. 

785. Ichabod Simmons, born Nov. 28, 1732; died Feb. 8, 

786. Deborah Simmons, born Oct. 13, 1736. 

787. Ezekial Simmons, born July 25, 1740; died young. 

788. John Simmons, born Aug. 25 or 2G, 1741. 

789. Comfort Simmons, born Oct, 28, 1743. 

790. Elizabeth Simmons, born Oct. 14, 1745 or 1747. 

791. Rachel Simmons, born Nov. 30, 1751. 

792. Lydia Simmons, born Mar. 1, 1753. 


158. Abigail 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton, July 14, 1706 ; mar- 
ried in Little Compton, by Rev. Richard Billings (Int. 
Nov. 20), Dec. 8, 1736, "Job Palmer of Norwich Conn." 
I feel sure he is son of John and Elizabeth (Richmond) 
Palmer, born Sept. 17, 1695, who married, 1st, Priscilla 
Hilliard, by Rev. Richard Billings (Int. June 19), Sept. 1, 
1725. They had (Little Compton Records) Lois of Job 
and Priscilla Palmer. Priscilla Hilliard was daughter of 
David and Joanna (Andros) Hilliard. The Hilliards came 
from Connecticut to Little Compton, and my theory is that 
Job and Priscilla Palmer, after the birth of Lois, went to 
Norwich, Conn., where Priscilla died, and Job returned to 
Little Compton for his second wife. Hon. Richard Wheeler 
writes me he cannot place Job Palmer amongst the descend- 
ants of Walter Palmer. A Job Palmer was a Revolutionary 
pensioner in 1841, in Charleston, S.C. 

{To be continued.) . ~\~\ 

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{Continued from Vol. VI., page 317.) 

[Will of Abraham Whittieu, 6-Q, 1674. 

Noncupative, witnessed by George Keysar and John 
West. "Being desired by John West of the Creeke to 
£foe with him to Mr Gedney's vrhere Abraham Whittier lay 
sick having his memory and understanding as follows. He 
gave to his son Edward half of all his lands after his decease 
and did enjoin him not to sell it and his wife should have 
the other half and the house and also the movables during 
her life for the bringing up of the children, which he had by 
her, & at her death the half the land and the house that 
now bclongeth to the widdow, shall be equally divided 
betwixt the children, which he had by this last wife : and 


the two children which I had by my first wife I give to 
them five shillings apeice ... also that half of the land 
and house which I leave with my wife for her life is not to 
be sold to any body [if rny sonn Edward] will buy it." 
And whereas the deceased in his life time made use of £5 
belonging to his son John, the Court orders it paid to son 
John out of the estate more than his proportion, when 
twenty one. 

Inventory, by Thomas West, Samuel Leach ; estate in 
Manchester, including a house and 25 acres of land, £76.10. 
— Paid to Mr Gedney, John Ropes, Dr. Wells, goodman 
Lord. Debt due Mr. Bourne, Sr. 1 Dec 1681, petition 
of John Whitticr for administration, his brother Thomas 
having died.] 

Thomas Gardner, of Salem. To wife Damaris all that 
estate she brought with her according to our agreement, also 
eight pounds by the year during life, to be paid by my six 
sons out of estate given them, conditional on her surrendering 
dower in house and lands. Daughter Sarah Balch, £15. 
Daughter Seeth Grafton, £15. Daughter Miriam Hill's two 
daughters, Miriam Hill and Susana Hill, each £5, at marriage 
or eighteen. 

Sons George and John Gardner salt meadow on west side 
of Capt. George Corwin's meadow, valued at £20. Sons Sam- 
uel and Joseph Gardner meadow on east of Capt. Corwin's, 
valued at £20. 

Housing and other estate to be divided into seven equal 
parts, and of which Thomas is to have two parts, he paying 
his mother-in-law 46sh., annually. Each of the others (viz., 
George, Richard, Jotk, Samuel, Joseph) receive one part 
and are charged with 23sh., payable to their mother-in-law 
annually. Sons George and Samuel executors. Loving 
friends Mr. Joseph Grafton, Sr., and Dea. Home, overseers. 

AVitnesses, llobert Pease, Thomas Gardner. 

Samuel Golthrite. the 7: 10: 68. 



Proved by the witnesses, 29 Mar. 1675, before the wor- 
shipfull Edward Ting, Esq. & niaj. Hathorne Esqrs. & Hill- 
iard Veren clearke of the Courte at Salem. [301, 62.] 

Inventory of estate of 'Mr. Thomas Gardner," taken 
4—11, 1674, by Hilliard Veren, Sr., and John Pickering. 

Dwelling house, 10 acres land adjoining £30. 10 acres 
in Northfield, 100 acres upland, also 23 acres in two lots, 
£167. — Total, £274-16-00. [301. 63.] 

Capt. Thomas LoTHRor, of Beverly, " who dyed in the 
warrs betwixt the English & the heathen." Inventory by 
Paul Thorndike and John Hill, presented 30 Nov., 1675, 
" his wearing apparel 1 that of it which was the most consider- 
able he had along with him in to the service, and that which 
remained at home of it was valued," £4.17.05. "one cabbin 
bedsteed, 2 curtains, curtin rod, Truckle bed steed ", " 2 silver 
cups; 1 silver spoone," £4, "brass," £6.18. "bookes," 
£2.8.6. "house lot, 10 acres, with house and orchard upon 
it," £130. Twenty-three acres on the plains near the house 
lot, 20 acres at Snake hill, £103.10.00. Six acres near 
Samuel Cornishes farm, £30. One and a half acres marsh 
near Richard Leaches on Ryall side £10-10-00. A farme 
that was Maj. Hathorns land & meadow, 98 acres, £98. A 
farm that was Capt. Davenports, 74 acres, £79. Fifty 
acres by Cromwell's meadow, £15. Sixty acres, £60. 
Total, £804.04.06. Debts, £50.03.03. 

Adm. to Bethiah the relict., 22.12,1675. [301. 64.] 

Petition of Bethia Lothrop, widow of Capt. Tho : Lothrop, 
husband having died intestate, incorporating what purports 
to be a nuncupative will of husband, " when he began to re- 
cover from his last sickness which was about this time of the 
last year." W ;e tv/ have the cattle and movables. The ten- 
acre lot on which the house stood he i^ave to the town for 
the use of the ministrv after his wife's decease. " Land 
without the gate that is to say the plaine & the litlc pasture, 


together with the land in the woods, about Snake Hill, shall 
be for my sister Cheevers her children after thy decease." 
To four children of brother Joshua Rea, £5 each. To Noah 
Fisk, £20, out of the land in the woods towards the farm of 
his brother Joshua Rea. To adopted daughter Sarah Gott, 
"whome he called after his owne name, (viz.) Sarah Gott 
Lothrop : whoe hath lived with us of a child & for remaineth 
with mee, he sd shee should have a childes portion, there is 
for her a very ijood farine." That riding with me to Wen- 
ham, a week befor the last Court of Election, he showed me 
the land intended for his sister Cheevers. 

Further testimony regarding the legacy to the Cheevers : 
Deposition of Lt. William Dixie, 22-10-1675. — that during 
his last sickness Capt. Lothrop told him he gave all to his 
wife while she lived, etc. [301. 6o.~\ 

[Note. — The estate was finally settled by the General Court in 16S1. Essex 
County Court Records contain many papers concerning this estate. — Editor.] 

Peter Woolfe, of Beverly, yeoman. Will dated 20 Nov. , 
1675. Sick in body. To two grandchildren Mary and Sara 
Sollas, a yearling heifer in my son Black's hands. 

Wife Martha £12 due from Nicholas Grove, of which 40 
shillings has been paid. Residue to son John Black, sole 
executor. Mark of Peeter Woolfe. 

Witnesses, Samuel Hardy, Humphrey Woodbery, Sr., who 
proved the will, 21-10, 1675. 

Inventory, taken 13 Sept., 1675, by Humfry Woodbery 
and John Hill ; in Court, 21-10, 1675. Peter Wolfe died 
6 th 10" 10 ., 1675. House, orchard, and eight acres of land, 
£68 ; debt from Nicholas Negroe £10. 

Adm. to John Black who agrees to maintain the relict. 
[301. 66.1 

(To be confirmed.) 

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{Co nti Jived from Vol. VI., page 302.) 

Thomas Heath m. 21 Feb'y 173} Weighstil Fuller, and 
had Thomas b. 13 Nov. 1734. 

(60) Dauid Tracy m. 6 Oct. 1709 sara parrish, and had 
Sarah b. 17 June 1710, Mary b. 2 Apr. 1712, d. 31 Mch. 
1715, Zeruiah b. 12 Sept. 1714, Zeporah b. 10 Sept. 1716, 
Margther (dau.) b. 25 Nov. 1718, Dauid b. 7 May 1721, 
Lemuell b. 25 Nov. 1722, Rachel b. 29 Nov. 1724, Irene b. 
19 Jan'y 17 2|, "Sarah Tracy y e wife of y e aboue Named 
Dauid Tracy Dyed y e : 10th Day of January— 17 2f." 

Jonathan Greer m. 15 June 1721 Elisabeth Herri ck, and 
had Aron b. 7 May 1722, Jonathan b. 3 June 1724, Stephen 
b. 22 Feb'y 172f , Elizabeth b. 9 May 1728, Samuell b. 3 
June 1731, "the above Named Jon n . Geers wife Elisabeth 
Deed february y e 10 — 174|." " Jonathan Geer above Sd " m. 
Hannah Putnum, "both of Preston," 16 Apr. 1745, and had 
Elisabeth b. 24 Jan'y 174§, Elisha b. 5 Mch. 174|. 

(61) "jams Tiler." 

"moses Tiler was borne the Nintenth day of february one 
thousand seuen hundred and seuen." jams Tiler b. 22 Dec. 
1708, Hannah tiler b. 19 Oct. 1711, Mary and Mehittable 
Tiler b. 13 Sept. 1714, Joseph b. 8 Nov. 1717, Sam 11 b. 20 
Feb'y 17f|, John b. 29 Dec. 1721 (Sam 11 d. 16 Dec. 1722). 
" Capt James Tyler Was married to his Second wife Sary 
Juel Sept y c 2 173-." 

Dauid Kimball m. 20 Oct. 1726, Sarah Pride, and had 
Marcy b. 31 Jan'y 172f , Funis b. 15 Sept. 1729, Nathan b. 
8 Mch. 1732, "David Kimbel " b. 9 Sept. 1734, Jonathan 
and Sarah b. 1 xlpr. 1738. "Mrs. Sarah Kimball the wife 
of the above Named David Kimball Died February ye 10th 



(62) "Danell Brewster." 

Danell Brewster m. 8 Aug. 1710 eLizebeth freeman. " the 
above s d Daniel Brewster Died June y e 14th — 1756." "the 
above s d . Elizabeth Brewster Died June y e 2d. — 1757." 

John Greenslit m. 9 May 1710 Sarah Rix, and had Joh 
b. 17 July 1712. 

" The said Zebadiah Gates Died February y e 12 th — 1759." 
Zebediah Gates m. 5 June 1727 Jerusha Geer, and had 
Andrew b. 29 Mch. 1728, Danieli b. 8 May 1730, Easter b. 
25 Sept. 1732, "ye above named Jerusha Gates y e wife 
of Zebediah Gates Died march y e 10 th Day — 1735." * 

Zebediah Gates m. 13 June 1737 Mehetabel Downing,"^ 
and bad Mehetabel b. 15 Nov. 1738, Silas b. 5 July 1741, • 
Elijah b. 22 June 1744, Jerusha b. 14 May 1747, Elias b. 
27 Apr. 1750, Nathan b. 22 Aug. 1754. 

(63) "m r salmon Treat and Dorithy his wife ware 
maried Aprell 12 1698 and anna the child of m r salmon 
Treat anna Treat was born August 26 1699." james b. 29 
Nov. 1700, Dorithy b. 9 Feb'y 170|, jerusha b. 21 Nov. 
1704, preudenc b. 23 Nov. 1706, sara b. 19 Sept. 1708, 
Rebaka b. 29 June 1710. 

"Elisheb Adams." 

Elisheb Adams m. 9 Nov. 1720 Deborah Tracy, and had 
Jerusha b. 28 Nov. 1721, Mehetable b. 25 Sept. 1723, 
Deborah b. 5 Aug. 1725 (Jerusha d. 26 Nov. 1726), 
Eliasheb b. 28 July 1727, Jerusha b. 24 Aug. 1729, Lydia 
b. 17 Nov. 1731, William b. 4 Sept, 1733 ("in Preston" is 
crossed out), "the above named Eliashib Adams Departed 
this Life May y e 15 th day 1733." 

(64) Dauid Rude m. 20 Feb'y 17i£ joannah parke, and 
lmd Hannah b. 20 June 1712, Joannah b. 10 July 1714, 
Lidia b. 23 July 1717. 

Jacob Rude m. 23 Feb'y 17-lf Jmime Park, and had 
Jacob b. 17 Aug. 1715, Stephen b. 10 Nov. 1717, John b. 
17 June 1720, Susannah. 11 Sept. 1729, Robert b. 11 Apr. 
1732, Jemima b. 5 July 1735, Dorothy b. 14 Sept. 1738. 


"Jedidiali Traeys Children." 

" Nathan Tracy y e Son of Jedidiali Tracy Mercy his wife 
was born at Preston Febu y y e 21. 1729." "Benjamin Tracy 
Died September y e 8 Day 1741." Simeon b. 17 May 1732, 
Ezra b. 15 Feb'y 173f, Trempreanc b. 9 Aug. 1737. 

(65) "Nathanall Tracy." 

Nathauall Tracy m. 21 May 1706 Sarah Miner. Nathanall 
b. "march 19 : 1707/ 3 d day of the week," Danil b. " Jene- 
weary th 18 : 1709 : th 3 Day of the week," Benaiah b. "July 
th 21 : 1710 : th 6 Day week," Joseph b. " Arill th 2 : 1712." 

" Jonathan Geer." 

" Mary Geer y e wife of Jonathan Geer Dyed y e 24 th Day 
of Aprill : 1718 : Jonathan Geer Died April y e 30 — 1742." 

Thomas Branch m. 9 Nov. 1726 Zeporah Kinni, and had 
Vnis 1). 7 Dec. 1727, Thomas b. 3 July 1729, Zeporah b. 
25 Feb'y 17f$, Moses b. 13 Mch. 173f , Caziah (dau.) b. 15 
May 1735, Daniel b. 15 Apr. 1737, Lois b. 17 Dec. 1739, 
Hannah b. 15 Jan'y 174^, Stephen b. 1 Apr. 1744. 

moved to ye new Book. 

(QQ) John Starkweather m. Dec. 1708 Mary Herrick, 
Mary b. 25 Mch. 17^ § [the 019 is crossed out], Lidia b. 
29 Jan'y 1712, Annah b. 21 Apr. 1715. 

Joseph woodward m. 1 June 1724 Hannah Richards. 

M r Hezekiah Lord m. 9 Feb'y 172| Sarah fish, and had 
Hezekiah b. 4 Jan'y 172f, Sarah b. 1° Jan'y 172§, Elias b. 
28 Dec. 1731, Elisha b. 18 July 1733. "Mr s Sarah Lord y« 
wife of Mr Lord above named Died December y e 20 — 1733." 
Mr. Hezekiah Lord m. 21 June 1738 Zurviah Bakas, and 
had Nathaniel 1). 7 Apr. 1739, Zerviah b. 7 Dec. 1741, 
Lydia b. 22 Sept. 1744, cl. 15 Apr. 1748, Mary 1). 22 Apr. 
1746, Elizabeth b. 18 July 1748, Lydia b. 7 Sept. 1749. 
" The Rev d . M r . Hezekiah Lord Dyed June y e . 23 d 1761." — 

(67) : Thorns Tracy his celdren ' [the last two words 
erased], Nathanall b. 19 Dec. 1675, Sarah b. 17 Dec. 
1677, Jeremiah b. 14 Oct. 1682, Daniell b. 3 Mch. 1685, 
Thomas b. 15 " Juen " 1687, Jedidiali b. 24 " September " 
1692, Debrah and Jerusha b. 24 Sept. 1697. 


Peter Branch m. 31 Mch. 1719, Content Hows, and had 
Zepheniah b. 20 Mch. 17f j>, peter b. 20 Feb'y 172| , Desire 
b. 20 Aug. 1725, Temperance b. 7 Sept. 1728, Mary b. 28 
Mch. 1731, Jeneverath b. 23 Nov. 1733, Content b. 29 Mch. 
1736, Seth b. 12 Apr. 1739, Peter b. 8 Aug. 1743. "M r . 
Peter Branch Died August y e 20 th . 1759. " 

"Joseph Stanton of Preston and Abigail Freeman' of y e 
Same Town were married august y c 15 th 1738," and had 
Joseph b. 11 Aug. 1739, Nathan b. 16 Aug. 1741, Abigail 
b. 29 Sept. 1743, Ruben b. 7 July 1748, James b. 20 July 
1750, Ebenezer b. 14 Mch. 1746. 

(68) Daniell Tracy ,r died " 2 Mch.' 1704. 

YVillet Laribe m. 7 .FebY 172g Dorothy Clark, and had 
Thomas b. 16 July 1730. 

"James Bundey." 

Hannah (dau. of fJames and Mary) b. 31 Aug. 1712, 
Del)orah b. 7 Mch. 17^J, "James their Sun was born y e last 
Day of October 1715," Mary b. 1 May 1717, unes b. 6 Apr. 
1719, Peter b. 17 Mch. 17f£, John b. 16 Oct. 1724. 

Mary Little (dau. of Robert and Mary) b. 17 Dec. 1736, 
Zepheniah b. 31 Mch. 1742, Margrit b. 30 May 1744, 
George b. 24 Oct. 1746, Eunice b. 10 Sept. 1750. 

"moved to new Book page 64." 

(69). "Elezer parke." 

"mary Parke Desest Janvary th 23, 17-^." 

John Stanton b. 13 Nov. 1706, Daniefl b. 28 June 1708, 
Joseph b. 11 Feb'y 1710, Lidia b. 15 July 1712, Robert b. 
20 Feb'y 1713, Huldah b. 3 June 1716, Jabish b. 19 Dec. 
1718, Dauid b. 22 Oct. 1720, Mary b. 11 Sept. 1722, Sarah 
b. 20 Jan'y 172|, Samuell b. 20 June 1726. 

(70) Samuell Partrcdg m. 15 May 1710 Deborah Rose, 
and had Hannah b. 10 Mch. 17^-, Thomas b. 18 May 1714, 
John b. 28 Jan'y 171f , Deborah^). 28 Apr. 1717, Penez b. 
3 May 1720, Sam 11 , b. 23 Apr. 1722, Mary b. 37 Aug. 1727, 
Ame b. 11 Apr. 1730. "The above named Deborah the 
wife of the above Named M r . Samuel Partridge Died Januarv 


y e . 3 d . 1770." "M r . Samuel Partridge abov Named Died 
October 19 th 1774." 

Robert Gates m. 11 Nov. 1726 Mary Clark, and had Sim- 
ion b. 29 Jan'y 172|. 

(71) " Thomas parke his children." 

Thomas park m. 5 Nov 1703 Hanah witter. Abegill b. 
25 Aug. 1705, Prudence b. 14 Oct. 170G, Josiah b. 18 May 
1709, Mary b. 24 June 1711, Benajah b. 8 July 1718 [1711 
originally, but changed], Thomas b. 2G July 1714, Dorothy 
b. 22 July 1715 [the last two preceding inserted at a later 
date by same penman], Hannah b. 22 June 1721. 

" Thomas Kinne of Preston & Hannah Gallup of Vollen- 
town were married february y° 19th 1742." 

John Edy m. 29 Dec. 1725 Mary Wiburn, and had John 
b. 20 Feb'y 172f-, Elisabeth b. 27 July 1729, Zephaniah b. 
11 Feb'y 17§^, James b. 15 Feb'y 173| , Mary b. 15 Sept. 

" Phineas Killum of Preston " m. 14 Aug. 1739 "Thank- 
full Hill of Stonington." 

(72) " Dauid Mackerwithee." Elizabeth b. 20 Mch. 17i|. 
Phineas Geers (son of Christopher and Hannah) b. 24 

Nov. 1733. 

Thomas Bennet m. 2 Apr. 1719 Jemime Herrinton, and 
had Thomas b. 22 Feb'y 17[|, Daniell and Josiah b. 2 
Feb'y 17||. 

Ebenczer Herrick m. 26 Jan'y 172J Elisabeth Guile, and 
had Elisabeth b. 8 Mch 172|. 

John Broun m. 16 Dec. 1731 Anne fellows, and had 
Ame b. 4 Oct. 1732, "Judath the daughter of John Brown 
and Ame his wife was born in Preston August y c 19 th 
1734," John b. 16 Nov. 1737, Elisabeth b. 4 Nov. 1738, 
Rachel b. 10 Feb'y 17-J J, Hannah b. 15 Mch. 1743, Glias 
b. 24 Feb'y 174|. 

(73) "Joseph Gats." 

Joseph Gats m. 12 Dec. 1711 Daroors Ross, and had 
Elizabeth b. 1 Mch. 17*§, Joseph b. 19 Nov. 1716, 

• . • 


Damarice b. 18 Dec. 1718, Josiah b. 17 Feb'y 17§J, "The 
above Named Joseph Gates Se r . Died October y e 24 — 

William Wakely m. 5 Apr. 1726 Prudance Randell. 

" William Wedge his Children." 

Jemima Wedge (dau. of W T illiam and Mary) b. 21 Dec. 

"Ebenezer Brewster of Preston" m. 27 Aug. 1735 
"Susanna Smith of Stonington," and had Benjamin b. 15 
Apr. 1736. " Said Ebenezer Brewster Dyed October y e 7 — 
1740." " Ebenezer their Son was born April y e 25 — 1741." 
" Susanna Brewster Widow of M r . Ebenezer Brewster Died 
April 25th A.D. 1779." 

(74) M Sam 11 Standish." 

Samuell Standish m. 1 June 1709 Deborah "Rose" 
erased] Gates, and had Deborah b. 27 Dec. 1711, Sam 11 b. 
1 Dec. 1713, Loes b. 9 Jan'y 171f , Abigail b. 10 Feb'y 
1717, Sarah b. —Jan'y 17 Jf, Israel b. 1 Mch. 172J, Thomas 
b. 12 May 1724. "M r Samuell Standish and M~ rs Hannah 
Parke both of Preston were married January y e 15th 1755 
[changed from 1745]. M r Hannah Standish y e wife of 
Sam 11 Standish Dved Nov 1 ' 25 — 1757." 

Obidiah Hearth m. 17 Sept. 1723 Elisabeth Adams, and 
had Elisabeth b. 18 July 1724, Obediah b. 15 July 1729. 

John Cogswel m. Sarah Freeman, "both of Preston" 21 
Dec. 1743. 

(75) "John Deen." "Kinni" "and Guile." ["May 
24: 1712 "erased.] 

" Anna Deens the Dafther of John Deen and Cedath his 
wife was born the 27 of May 1711." 

John Burlingson m. " M r hipzibah Brumbly " "february 
r Last Day — 172|," and had John b. 7 Feb'y 172|, Return 
(son) b. 15 Jan'y 1740, Sarah b. 20 July 1742. 

William Brewster m. Damaris Gates, "both of Preston," 
2-4 Mch. 1737, and had Grace b. 19 Feb'y 173|. 

John Cogswel (son to Sam 11 & Lydia) b. 17 June 1738, 



Asa b. 30 Mck. 1740, Hannah h. 26 Jan'y 1742, Samuel b. 
23 June 1743. 

"John Gule." 

Joseph Guile (son to John) b. 18 Nov. 1701. 

Amos Kinni m. 15 Nov. 1732 Sarah Palmer, and had 
Semeon b. 8 Oct. 1733, Elisabeth b. 15 Sept. 1735. 

{To be continued.) 


STATES. 1785 — 1794:. 

{Continued from Vol. VI. , page 305.) 

Shrewsbury, Earl of. At Bourdeaux (France), the Eight 
Hon. the Earl, J. S., to Miss Hoy, of Dublin. The newly 
betrothed Countess of Shrewsbury is the daughter of Mr. 
Hoy, a stationer, in Dublin. [Nothing important follows.] 
(W. Feb. 13, 1793.) 

Burke says Elizabeth, daughter of James Iloey. 

Shuttle worth, Rev. Samuel. Rev. S. S., of Windsor, 

Vermont, to Miss Ames, sister of the Hon. Fisher Ames, 

Esq. (W. Jan. 18, 1792.) 
Sibley, Polly, m. Joel Johnson. 
Siders, Martin. In this town, Mr. M. S. to Miss Sally 

Cotton. (S. Feb. 21, 1789.) 
Sigourney, Charles. Tuesday evening, Mr. C. S., of this 

town, merchent, to Miss Polly Greenleaf, of Newbury 

Port. (S. Sept. 27, 1788.) 
Sigourney, Polly B., m. John Cathcart. 
Silsby, Dorcas, m. Benjamin Smith. 
Simmons, Micah. At Weymouth, Mr. M. S., of Dorchester, 

to Mrs. Abigail Webb, of Weymouth. (S. Apr. 19, 1794. ) 
Simmons, Thomas. In this town, by the Rev. Mr. Thacher, 

on Sunday evening last, Mr. T. S. to Miss Sally Low. 

(W. Nov. 23, 1791.) 


Simms, Mis?, m. lion. Paul Carrington. 

Simpkins, Rev. John. At Harwich, Rev. J. S. to Miss 

Olive Stone, of that place. (S. Sept. 8, 1792.) 
Simpson, Abigail, m. John Foble. 
Simpson, Mrs. Martha, m. Hon. James Sullivan. 
Simpson, Nancy, m. Benjamin Burnet. 
Simpson, Patty, m. Nathaniel Torrey. 
Simpson, Sally, m. John Smith. 
Sinclair, Isabella, m. Capt. Benjamin Bowland. 
Singleton, George, jr. By the Rev. Mr. Eliot, Mr. G. S., 

jr., to Miss Lydia Gilbert Harris, both of this town. (W. 

Dec. 28, 1791.) 
Singleton, James Carter. [In this town] Mr. J. C. S. to 

Miss Hannah Galley [Calley?]. (W. Oct. 30, 1793.) 
Sisson, Edward. At Dedham, Mr. E. S. to Miss Nancy Fales, 

both of that place. (W. Oct. 16, 1793.) 
Shillings, Mrs., m. Rev. James Lyon. 
Skillings, Richard. Mr. R. S. to Miss Mary Cox. (S. 

Nov. 8, 1788.) 

In 1764, May 11, Richard Skellings m. Mary Box. — Bridgman King's Chapel 
b»cr., p. 308. 

Slewman, Andrew. At Salem, Capt. A. S. to Miss Polly 

Elrins. (W. Oct. 18, 1786.) 
Sloan, Katy, m. John M'Auly. 
Sloo, Rachel, m. Peter Thompson. 
Smith, Miss, m. Tobias Butler. 
Smith, Mr. In this town, Mr. S. to Miss Whitterdeld. 

(S. Sept. 6, 1794.) 
Smith, Rev. Mr. [At Sandwich] Rev. Mr. S., of Chilmark, 

to Miss Nancy Williams. (S. Nov. 7, 1789.) 
Smith, Abigail, m. Edward Dexter. 
Smith, Allen. [At Taunton] Mr. A. S. to Miss Betsy Cobb, 

daughter to the Hon. David Cobb, Esq. (W.Aug. 13, 1788.) 
Smith, Mrs. Ann, m. John Kettle. 

Smith, Benjamin. In this town, Mr. B. S. to Miss Dorcas 
t Silsby. (S. Aug. 28, 1790.) 
Smith, Betsy, m. Samuel Tufts. 


Smith, Bridget, m. Abel Bartlett. 

Smith, Bulah, m. Zadock French. 

Smith, Charity, m. Benjamin Shaw. 

Smith, Dolly, m. John Roulstone. 

Smith, Rev. Ethan. [At Medway, west precinct] Rev. E. 

S., of Haverhill (N.H.), to Miss Bathsheba Sanford. (S. 

March 2, 1793.) 

See also Rev. John Morse. 

Smith, Ezra. At New Bedford, Mr. E. S. to Miss Sukey 

Nye. (S. Nov. 9, 1793.) 
Smith, Hannah, m. Charles Miller. 
Smith, Hannah, m. Samuel Seaver. 
Smith, Mrs. Hannah, m. Jedediah Tucker. 
Smith, Isaac. Mr. I. S., of Boston, to Miss Charity Hough- 
ton, of Milton. (W. Apr. 7, 1790.) 
Smith, Isaac, jr. Mr. I. S., jr., of Charlestown, to Miss 

Prudence Newell, of this town. (W. Jan. 11, 1792.) 
Smith, Rev. John. The Rev. J. S., of Hanover, to the 

amiable Miss Sukey Mason, second daughter of Col. David 

Mason, of this town. (W. Jan. 19, 1785.) 
Smith, John. Mr. J. S. to Miss Sally Simpson, both of 

this town. (S. June 8, 1793.) 
Smith, Martha, m. James Blanton. 
Smith, Dr. Oliver. Dr. O. S. to Miss Ann Coffin. (S. 

June 11, 1785.) 
Smith, Rebecca, m. Samuel Blodget. 
Smith, Rebecca, m. Matthew Bunce. 
Smith, Ruth, m. Robert Boyd. 
Smith, Sally, m. Dr. Ezra Hoyt. 
Smith, Mrs. Sally, m. Elias Morgan. 
Smith, Samuel. Mr. S. S. to Mrs. Abigail Pittengill, an 

agreeable 3 r oung widow. (W. Dec. 22, 1790.) 
Smith, Samuel. At Fitchburg, Mr. S. S., merchant, of 

Peterborough, to Miss Sally Garfield, of the former place. 

(W. Nov. 27, 1793.) 
Smith, Sarah, m. Isaac L. Kip. 


Smith, Capt. Stephen. Capt. S. M., of Providence, to Miss 
Mary Dyer, of Boston. (W. Aug. 3, 1791.) 

Smith, Hon. Thomas. At Barnstable, Hon. T. S., of Fal- 
mouth, to Mrs. Bacon. (W. Sept. 16, 1789.) 

Smith, Thomas. At Newbury-Port, Mr. T. S. to Miss 
Sally Plumer. (W. July 5, 1794.) 

Given July 2, a9 Plutner by mistake. 

Smith, Thomas, jun. At Portland, Mr. T. S., jun., to Miss 
Polly Barker. (W. Sept. 19, 1792.) 

Smith, William. On the 14th instant, at Newbury Port, by 
the Rev. Mr. Gary, Mr. W. S., of this town, merchant, 
to Miss Hannah Carter, eldest daughter of Nathaniel 
Carter, Esq., of that place. (M. June 25, 1787.) 

In Boston Gazette. 

Snell, Phebe, m. Abiel Tripp. 

Snelling, Joseph. Mr. J. S. to Miss Elizabeth Warner. 

(S. June 28, 1794.) 
Snelling, Samuel. Mr. S. S. to Miss Betsy Grant. (S. 

May 8, 1790.) 
Snow, Clarissa, in. Dr. Daniel Stebbins. 
Snow, Jacob. At New York, Mr. J. S. to Mrs. Sally 

Swain. (W. Nov. 12, 1794.) 
Snow, John Crocker. At Falmouth, Mr. J. C. S. to Miss 

Polly Nickels. (S. June 14, 1794.) 
Snow, Mrs. Margaret, m. Hon. Jethro Hussey. 
Soden, Hannah, m. Rev. Nathaniel Lawrence. 
Sohier, Edward. Mr. E. S. to Miss Davies [of this town]. 

(S. Sept. 30, 178C.) 
Sollee, John. At Newport, J. S., Esq., of the Island of St. 

Domingo, to Miss Harriet Neyle, a young lady from South 

Carolina. (S. Nov. 2, 1793.) 
Somes, John, jun. In this town, Mr. J. S., jun., to Miss 

Hannah Dilliway. (W. Sept. 25, 1793.) 
Soper, Charlotte, m. Eli Hay den. 
Soper, Rhoda, m. William Jones. 
Soren, John. On Sunday evening last, Mr. J. S. to Miss 

Sally Johnson [both of this town]. (W. Oct. 15, 1794.) 


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Sowers, Elizabeth C, in. James Scott. 

Spear, Benjamin. In this town, on Sunday eveniug List, 

Mr. B. S. to Miss Betsy Widerfield, both of this town. 

(W. June 27, 1792.) 
Spear, Capt. David. Last Monday evening, Capt. D. S. 

to Mrs. Mary Holland. (W. May 4, 1791.) 
Spear, David, Jun. At Eastham, on the 3d inst., Mr. D. 

S., jun., of this town, merchant, to Miss Mercy Higgins. 
.(W. May 19, 1787.) 
Spear, Hannah, m. Jeremiah Kahleer. 
Spencer, Nathan. At Providence, Mrs. N. S., of East 

Greenwich, to Miss Ruth Anthony. (W. May 16, 1792.) 
Spicer, Miss, m. Samuel Mongee. 
Spir, Jesse. [In this town] Mr. J. S. to Miss Jenny Driver. 

(W. Jan. 1, 1794.) 
Spooner, John. At Windsor (V.), Mr. J. S., of New-Bed- 


ford, printer, to Miss Isabella Patrick. (S. Sept. 21, 

Spooner, Rebecca, m. Jacob Cooper. 
Spooner, Hon. Walter. At Newport, the Hon. W. S., Esq., 

of Bedford, in this State, to Mrs. Mary Peck, of Newport. 

(S. July 9, 1791.) 
Spooner, Dr. William. Dr. W. S. to Miss Polly Phillips. 

S. Oct. 25, 1788. 
Sprague, John. In this town, J. S., Esq., of Lancaster, to 

Mrs. Mary Ivers, widow of Thomas Ivers, Esq. (S. Dec. 

22, 1787.) 
Sprague, Joseph. In this town, Mr. J. S. to Miss Eliza 

Dowse, of Charlestown. S. Dec. 27, 1788. 
Sprague, Samuel. [In this town] Mr. S. S. to Miss Deborah 

Wallace. (W. May 25, 1791.) 
Spring, Dr. Marshall. At Philadelphia, Dr. M. S., of 

Watertown, in this State, to Mrs. Binney, of Philadelphia ; 

an accomplished lady with an ample fortune. (W r . Jan. 

18, 1792.) 

Deaths, W. Nov. 13, 1793: In Watertown, Mrs. Mary Spring, wife of Dr. Marshal 



pringer, Sophia, m. Barnet Shaffer. 

Stagpole, Sally, m. John Sawyer. 

Stanton, John. At Chariestown, Mr. J. S. to Mrs. Mary 
Edes. (S. Nov. 23, 1793.) 

Stanwood, Mary, m. Capt. John Rogers. 

Star, Hannah, m. Birdsey Norton. 

Starbuck, Levi. [At Nantucket] Mr. L. S. to Miss Betsey 
Ransdell. (S. Dec. 14, 1793.) 

Starkweather. Mrs. Elizabeth, m. Hon. Reuben Bristor. 

Starr, Betsy, m. Henry Pigeon. 

Stead, Miss, rn. Brigadier-General Pincknev. 

Steaples, Cloe, m. Obadiah Woodward. 

Stebbins, Dr. Daniel. At Springfield, Dr. D. S., of Long- 
meadow, to Miss Clarissa Snow, of Springfield. (S. June 
4, 1791.) 

Stebbins, Polly, m. Peletiah Bliss. 

Stedman, William. W. S., Esq., of Lancaster, to Miss 
Almy Ellery, daughter to William Ellery, Esq., of New- 
port. (Nov. 3, 1790.) 

Steele, Nancy, m. Silas Francis. 

Stepson, Thomas. [In this town] Mr. T. S. to Miss Polly 
Harmond. (W. July 30, 1794.) 

Stetson, David. [At Scituate] Mr. D. S. to Mrs. Sally 
Saphum. (W T . Sept. 14, 1793.) 

Stevens, Capt. At Chariestown, Capt. S. to Miss Betsey 
Russell, of that town. (W. Oct. 10, 1787.) 

Stevens, Adonijah. At Redgbury, Mr. A. S. to Miss Polly 
Jones. (W. July 4, 1792.) 

Stevens, Caroline, m. Capt. Caleb Hayden. .. 

Stevens, Isaac. At Newburyport, Mr. I. S. to Miss Catha- 

" nne Duteau. (S. Nov. 1, 1794.) - . . 

Stevens, Joanna, m. Jacob Foster. 

Stevens, Mrs. Judith, m. John Murray. 

Stevens, Dr. Simeon. At Bernardston, Dr. S. S. to Miss 
Eunice Cunnabell. (W. Dec. 11, 1793.) 

Stevenson, Isabella, m. Joshua Thomas. 



Stevenson, William. At Marblehead, Mr. W. S. to Miss 

Hannah Greely. (S. June 28, 1794.) 
Stewart, Nancy, m. Daniel Allen. 
Stickney, Mrs. Abigail, m. Capt. John Lyon, jun. 
Stillman, Benjamin Morgan. Mr. B. M. S. to Miss Mary 

Balch. (S. Dee, 19, 1789.) - > 

Stillman, Debbv, m. Rev. Thomas Grav. 
Stillman, Mary, m. Nathaniel Balch, jun. 
Stimpson, Mrs. Catharine, m. James Ridgway. 
Stimpson, Henry. [In this town] Mr. H. S. to Miss Polly 

Rogers. [W. Oct, 8, 1794.] 
Stockton, F., m. Patrick Campbell, jun. 
Stockweli, Daniel. At Westboroush. Mr. D. S. to Miss 

Nancy Hazeltine. (W. Apr. 4, 1792.) 
Stoddard, Polly, m. Ashbel Strong. 
Stone, Dr. Dr. S., of Greenfield, to Miss Sally Banard. 

(S. Feb. 16, 1793.) 

See also Capt. Joshua Clapp. 

Stone, Betsy, m. Dr. Joseph Fisk, jun. 

Stone, Eliza, m. David Hyslop. 

Stone, Ethan. At Sandisfield, E. S., Esq., Attorn cy-at- 

Law, to Miss Polly Storrs. (S. Nov. 30, 1793.) 
Stone, Hannah, m. Capt. Michael Lincoln. 
Stone, Lucy, m. Nathaniel Green. 
Stone, Mary, m. Joshua Nash. 
Stone, Moses. [At Cumberland] Mr. M. S., of Waterford, 

to Miss Ruth Porter. (W. Feb. 12, 1794.) 
Stone, Olive, m. Rev. John Simpkins. 
Stone, Rebecca, m. Benjamin Faxon. 
Stone, Sarah, m. Lemuel Ide. 
Stone, Sarah, m. Lewis Keyes. 
Stontenbourg, Eliza, m. Dr. Abraham Brewer. 
Storrs, Polly, m. Ethan Stone. 
Story, "William, jun. At Philadelphia, Mr. W. S., jun., late 

of this town, to Miss Lydia Phillips, of that city. (S. 

Dec. 15, 1792.) 


Stow, Edward. Mrs. E. S., of Philadelphia, to Miss Nancy 
B. Peck, of this town. (W\ June 5, 1793.) 

Stratford, Samuel. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Mr. 
Belknap, Mr. S. S. to Miss Lucy Wallcut. (S. Aug. 7, 

Street, Alice, in. Mace Tisdale. 

Stretch, Joseph. At Philadelphia, J. S., Esq., to Miss Mat- 
lack, daughter to Timothy Matlack, Esq. (S. Feb. 25, 

Strode, Capt. John. At Martinsburg (Virg.), Capt. J. S., 
of the mature age of 78, to Miss Betsey Frayatt, of bloom- 
ing 16. — N. B. Capt. Strode is immensely rich. (S. 
Dec. 20, 1794.) 

Strong, Ashbel. At Pittslield, A. S., Esq., to Miss Polly 
Stoddard. (S. Dec. 15, 1792.) 

Strong, Dorothy, m. Samuel Hinkley. 

Strong, Rev. Jonathan. The Rev. J. S., of Braintree, to 
Miss Joanna Odiorne, daughter of Deacon Odiorne, of 
Exeter, New-Hampshire. (W. Nov. 17, 1790.) 

Stutson, Christiani, m. Alexander Young. 

Stutson, Polly, m. William Andrews. 

Stutson, Sally Ridgeway, m. Simeon Polley. 

Stutson, Thomas. At Dedham, Mr. T. S., of this town, to 
Miss Matty Hadley, of that place. (W. March 7, 1792.) 

Sullivan, Hon. James. At Portsmouth, on the 1st inst., the 
Hon. J. S., Esq., of this town, to Mrs. Martha Simpson, 
relict of the late Thomas Simpson, Esq., Commander of 
the continental frigate " Ranger." (W. Jan. 10, 1787.) 

Sullivan, Mehitable, m. James Cutler. 

Sumner, Alice, m. Thomas Howe. 

Sumner, Benjamin. At Providence, Mr. B. S., tertius, of 
this town, to Miss Maria Green, of Coventry. (W. Jan. 
9, 1788.) 

dinner, Betsey, m. Lieut. Jesse Goggett. 

s umner, Dea. Jabez. Dca. J. S., of Milton, to Miss Ruth 
Withington. (S. June 16, 1792.) 

s «nmer, Sally, m. George Homer. 


Sumner, Samuel. By the Rev. Dr. Thatcher, Mr. S. S. 

to Miss Martha Barrett, daughter of Hon. Samuel Barrett. 

(S. Feb. 15, 1794.) 
Sumner, Susannah, m. James Ridgway. 
Sutherd, Abigail, m. John Foster. 
Swain, Joshua. Mr. J. S. to Miss Eunice Wyer. (S. Dec. 

7, 1793.) 

At Nantucket ? 

Swain, Phebe, m. Tristram Barnard. 

Swain, Mrs. Sally, m. Jacob Snow. 

Swansey, Abigail, m. William Safford. 

Sweet, Cynthia, m. Jonathan Gladding. 

Sweet } Rufus. At South-Kingston, Mr. R. S. to Miss 

Betsy Clark. (S. Apr. 28, 1792.) 
Sweeting, Ann, m. Capt. Benjamin Page. 
Sweetser, Henrj\ At Charlestown, by the Rev. Mr. Paine, 

Mr. H. S. to Mrs. Phebe Hatch, relict of the late Capt. 

Hatch, of Maiden. (S. Jan. 20, 1787.) 
Swett, Betsey, ra. William Leach. 
Swift, Henry. Mr. H. S. to Miss Sally Brown, [both] of 

this town. (S. Nov. 27, 1790.) 
Swift, Stephen. Mr. S. S., of Watertown, to Miss Sally 

Cook, daughter of Capt. Phineas Cook, late of Newton. 

(W. Nov. 12, 1788.) 
Switcher, Samuel. At Cambridge, by the Rev. Mr. Fisk, 

Mr. S. S., of Athol (Conn.), to Miss Hannah Moore, of 

Cambridge. (S. Oct. 27, 1792.) 
Swords, James. At New- York, Mr. J. S., printer, to Miss 

Rachael Buskirk. (S. Oct. 4, 1794.) 
Symes, Anna, m. Isaac Cazneau. 
Symmes, James. At Watertown, Mr. J. S. to Miss Sally 

Harback. (S. Feb. 2, 1793.) 

A virtuous lady he has pot; 
And Citizen Elliot ti'd the knot ! 

Symonds, Huldah, m. James Cutler. 

Symonds, John. At Salem, Mr. J. S. to Miss Betsy Pick- 
ering. (W. Apr. 17, 1793.) 

( To be continued.) * ^ 



(Continued from Vol. VI., page 299.) 
p»f. Mo. 

31. Aug. Lydia, of Stephen and Elizabeth (Trask) Herrick. 

" " Mar^ 7 , of John and Mary (Giles) Wheeler. 

7. Sept. Nathan, of Joseph, Jr. and Priseilla (Eaton) Dodge. 

14. 4< Mehitable, of John and Hannah (widow of John 

Green) Frost. 

21. " Israel, of Roger and Mary (Raymond) Couant. 

" " Mary, of William and Eleanor Patch. --. 

28. " David, of George and Jane (Stacy) Standley. 

11 " Experience, of Nehemiah and Lydia Stone. 

5. Oct. Josiah, of Samuel and Rebecca Lee, of Manchester. 

26. " Cornelius, of Jonathan — deceased — and Mary 

(Trask) Raker (widow mar. Sam 1 . Balsh). 

" " Abigail, of John and Sarah (Gaines) Creesy. 

30. Nov. Ralph, of John and Sarah (Shaw) Tuck. 

11 li Judith, of Stephen and Judith Hayward. 

Dec. 29. George, of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Couant) Ray- 


21. Mar. Abigail (Blashfield), widow of Jonathan Wheeler — 

" being I suppose ab* 25 yrs old." 
Bethiah (Lovett), wife of Peter Shaw. 
Peter, of Peter and Bethiah (Lovett) Shaw. 
Experience, of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sallows) Trask. 
Herbert, of John and Joanna (Dodge) Thorn dike. 
Bethiah, of Peter and Elizabeth (Mallet) Wooden. 
Joseph, of Samuel and Prudence (Dodge) Lovett. 
Joshua, of Lot, Sen. and Elizabeth (Pride) Conant. 
Samuel, of Samuel and Betty (Thorndike) Gould. 
Abigail, of Humphrey and Elizabeth (Smith) Horrell. 
Abigail, of John and Hannah (Woodberry) Ober. 
Abigail, of Nathaniel, Jr. and Mary (Balsh) Stone. 
Elizabeth, of Samuel, Jr. and Susanna (Knowlton) 

























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Day. Mo. 

30. May Jonathan, of Jonathan and Jerusha (Ramond) 

Dodge. (Second wife). 

7. June Elizabeth, of Benjamin and Ann (Lucas) Dike. 

20. " Margary, wife of Ebenezer Ashby, " ab* 22 

or 23 vrs old." 
4< ei Ebenezer, of Thomas and Abigail (Wallis) Sallows. 

" " Zebulun, of Joseph, Jr. and Sarah (Hill) Morgan. 

27. " Thomas, of (Rev.) Thomas and Emma (Woodberry 

— nie Eliot) Blowers, "born ye Tuesday before 
ab* 6 in morn." 
11. July Robert, of Ebenezer and Lydia (Nowell) Dodge. 
'• " Thomas, of Andrew and (2d. wife) Dodge. 

s * " Joseph, of John and Deborah Baker. 

8. Aug. Mary (Thorndike), wife of Robert Morgan. 
Hannah (Thorndike) wife of Pride. 
Ebenezer, of Ebenezer and Hannah (Dodge) Wood- 

Mary, of Moses and Mary Fluant. 

3. Oct. Nicholas, of Rev. Nicholas Webster — " now 
'preacher of ye Gospel there &c. viz. Manchester." 
" " Churchill, of John Knowlton, of Manchester. 

10. " Dixie, of Robert and Mary (Thorndike) Morgan. 

** " Sarah, of Jeremiah and Mary (Derby) Hubbard. 

17. " Daniel and Hannah, of Joseph and Rebecca (Stone) 

Sarah, of Stephen and Elizabeth (Trask) Herrick. 
Mary, of Andrew and Mary (Herrick) Eliot. 
24. " Nicholas, of William, Jr. and Rebecca (Woodberry) 

John Thorndike, " ab*. 35 yrs old." 
Jonathan, of Benjamin and Mary Ellingwood. 

Andrew, of Daniel and Elizabeth (Conant) Coburn. 
Anna, of Hezekiah and Anna (Morgan) Ober. 
Priscilla, of Jonathan and Bethiah (Baker) Dike. 


Grace (Eliot), wife of William Bradford, Jr. 
Robert, of William, Jr. and Grace (Eliot) Bradford. 
" " Abraham, of Charles and Miriam (White) Johnson. 

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Abigail, of William and Abigail (Gale) Hooper. 

Mercy, of Benjamin and Mery (Leach) Balsh. 

Abigail, of Samuel and Abigail (Ober) Butman. 

Thomas, of James and Abigail (Larcom) Clark. 

Rebecca, of John and Rebecca Standlev. 

Jonathan, of Paul and Mary (Batchelder) Thorndike. 

Elizabeth and Hannah — twin — of James and 
Mary Patch. -^ 

Elijah, of Joseph, Jr. and Priscilla (Eaton) Dodge. 

Samuel, of Benjamin and Mary Wallis. 

Richard, of Joseph and Sarah (Reith) Tuck. 

George, of Jonathan and Jerusha (Raymond) Dodge. 

Josiah, of Josiah and Lydia (Herrick) Woodberry. 

Eleanor, of John and Mercy (Eaton) Cleaves. 

Susanna, of Luke and Susannah Morgan. 

Zebulun and Hannah, of Robert and Mary (West) 

Miriam, of John and Emma (Taylor) Haskell. 

Bartholemew, of Benjamin and Abigail (Hill) Allen 
of Manchester. 

Lydia, of Roger and Mary (Raymond) Conant. 
14. Aug. Nehemiah, of Nehemiah and Ruth (Dixey) Hay- 

Lydia, of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Dodge) Herrick. 

Sarah, of Nehemiah and Susanna (Low) Wood. 

Jonathan, of John and Mary (Giles) Wheeler. 

Sarah, of Stephen and Judith - Hayward. 

Bethiah, of Peter — deceased — and Bethiah 
(Lovett) Shaw. 

Abigail, of John, Jr. and Mary (Pride) Lovett. 

William, of Phillip and Abigail (Bradford) Daland. 

John, of Gabriel and Mercy Wood. 

Zachariah, of Zachariah and Jane (Curtis) Stone. 

Rachiel, of George and Mary (Lovett) Tuck. 

Anna, of Jabez and Rachel (Allen) Baker. 

Esther, of Samuel and Abiel Stone, of Manchester. 

Peter, of Peter and Abigail Groves. 

Joanna, of Lot and Elizabeth (Pride) Conant. 

Anna, of Caleb and Sarah (Stone) Wallis. 





































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Day. Mo. 

27. Nov. Joseph, of Joseph and Rebecca (widow Groves, nee 

Wall is) Foster. 
18. Dec. John, William, Herbert and Sarah, of William and 

Hannah (Thorndike) Pride. 
Thomas, of Thomas and Christian (Woodberry) 

Sarah, of Joseph and Sarah (Hart) Balsh. 

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18. June. Mary, of Matthew and Elizabeth (Hooper) Butman. 
25. " Isaac and Hannah, of Isaac Rebecca (Woodberry) 

44 " Mary, of John Jr. and Sarah (Shaw) Tuck. 

2. July. Jonathan, of George and Jane (Stacy) Standley. 
14 " Sarah, of Andrew and Sarah (2d wife?) Dodge. 

16. " Elizabeth, of Solomon and Mary Cole, u a 

grown maid." 
23. u Lydia, of Samuel, Jr. and Susanna (Knowlton) 

80. " Benjamin, of Jonathan and Eleanor (EUingwood) 

Wood berry. 
44 " Susanna, of John and Hannah (Woodberry) Ober. 





22. Jan. Josiah, of Joseph and Rebecca (Woodberry) Corning. 
5. Feb. Mary, of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Conant) Raymond. 
5. Mar. Thomas, of Phillip and Martha Le Codie^ 

44 w4 Rebecca, of Daniel and Hannah (Woodberry) Stone. 

8. Apr. Lydia, of Beniamin and Mary (Johnson) Parnell. 
16. 4C George, of George and Rebecca Pierce. 

7. May Hannah, Elizabeth and Sarah, of Richard, Sen. and 
Martha (Thorndike) Thistle, (Hannah mar. Peter 
Benjamin, of William, Jr. and Ann (Parter) Eliot. 
Mercy, of William, Jr. and Grace (Eliot) Bradford. 
Anna, of William, Jr. and Rebecca (Woodberry) 
14. 44 Andrew, of Andrew and Mary (Herrick) Eliot. 

Isaac Gray, and Joseph Foster, t4 being of an adult 


Mary, of Jonathan and Sarah (Woodberry) Ray- 
Jonathan, of John and Sarah (Kimball) Herrick. 
Priscilla, of Samuel and Prudence (Dodge) Lovett. 
Jonathan and Hannah, of Peter and Hannah 

(Thistle) Pride. 
Dinah, of Lot, Jr. and Martha (Cleaves) Conant. 
Charity, of Benjamin and Ann (Lucas) Dike. 
Noah, of John and Sarah (Gaines) Creesy. 
Elizabeth Knights. " A grown maid." 
Eleazer, of Edmund and Mary (Low) Grover. 
Priscilla, of Richard and Priscilla (Woodberry) Ober. 
Anna, of William, Jr. and Anna (Porter) Eliot. 
Abigail, of Robert and Mary (Thorndike) Morgan. 
Hannah, of Jonathan and Eleanor (Ellingwood) 

James, of James and Mary (Gale) Chapman. 
Mehitable, of Joseph, Jr. and Priscilla (Eaton) 

Rebecca, of Joseph and Elizabeth (Sallows) Trask. 
Sarah, of Samuel — deceased — and Sarah (Herrick) 

Livermore and Richard, of Thomas and Sarah 

(Gage) Whittredge 
Eunice, of Benjamin and Mary Ellingwood. 

17. Dec. Benjamin, of Samuel and Sarah (Leach) Herrick. 
Anna, of Benjamin and Anna Lovett. 

Mercy and Experience, of Robert and Mary (Thistle) 

Benjamin, of Ebenezr and Lydia (Nowell) Dodge. 
Elizabeth, of Moses and Mary Fluaut. 

Thomas Whittredge, " Being ab l 50 yrs old &c." 
Sarah, of John and Mary (Pride) Lovett. 
Elizabeth, of William and Abigail (Gale) Hooper. 

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{Continued from, Vol. VI. , page 219.) 

1725. By the Rev. Mr. Peter Clarke. 

Amos BuxtoD and Eliza. Porter, Mar. 25, 1724-5. 
Abraham Goodale and Mary Tarbell, June 23. 
Benja. Fuller, Jr., and Mary Fuller, July 14. 
James Browne, Jr., and Martha Parnal, July 22. 
Willm. Shillaber and Lydia Foster, Sept. 9. 
Cornelius Putnam and Sarah Hutchinson, Nov. 17. 
John Bound and Eunice Fuller, Dec. 15. 
Mark How, of Boxford, and Lydia Wilkins, Dec. 20. 
Daniel Felch and Hepzibah Curtis, Jan. 12. 
John Burden and Abigail Moulton, Jan. 13. 
Daniel Kellam and Mary Kenney, Feb. 17. 
Jethro Putnam and Anna Putnam, Apr. 14. 


Capt. Thos. Flint and Wido. Abigail Ganson, Sept. 1. 
Phineas Dodge, of Wenham, and Sarah Whipple, of Salem, 

Sept. 21. 
Mr. Francis Borland, of Boston, and Mrs. Jane Lindall, of 

Salem, Sept. 22. 
Samuel Masury and Jane Dale, Oct. 31. 
Ebenr. Hutchinson and Mary Bound, Dec. 13. 
David Smith, of Salem, and Eliza. Perkins, of Andover, 

Dec. 14. 
Seth Hutson, of Malborough, and Mary Whipple, of Salem, 

Dec. 23. 



1 tv_.< Hutchinson and Ginger Porter, Jan. 12. 
Sanill. Goldthwaite, Jr., and Sarah Eeed, Jan. 18. 
iftcob Fuller, Jr., and Abigail Houlton, Mar. 16. 


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StmlL Trask and Eliza. Lyndsey, Mar. 23. 
Bbcnr. Southwick and Mary Whitman, Oct. 18. 
JoDathn. Walcot and Eliza Smith, Nov. 7. 
. ►ert Glandfield and Rebecca Prince, Dec. 25. 
William Hobbs, of Salem, and Annie Town, of Topsfield, 

.Jan. 10. 
Bcnj. Putnam and Abigail Hutchinson, Mar. 5. 
1 'hr» Rrowne and Susanna Masury, Apr. 2. 
Willm. Perkins, of Andover, and Hannah Berry, of Salem, 

Apr. 3. 
Ebenr. Maekentire and Emma Harwood, May 23. 
Phillip Town and Dinah Hobbs, both of Topsfield, July 30. 
Michael Cross, of Boston, and Annie Upton, of Salem, 

Nov. 28. 
iVoja. Paraal and Annis King, Dec. 2(5. 

Jtfez Walcot and Lydia Flint, both of Salem, May 29, 1733. 
iomb Trask and Abigl. Hutchinson, both of Salem, 

Jan. 22, 1733-4. 
James Whitmore and Anna Stacey, both of Salem, Feb. 5, 


l*aul. Shaw and Eliza. Cook, both of Salem, Mar. 14, 

1*34, John Jacobs and Abigail Nurse, both of Salem, 
Apr. 16. 

•^ph Cresey, of Beverly, and Hannah Houlton, of Salem, 

Mr. Bezalee] Toppan and Mrs. Maiy Barton, both of Salem, 
Juue 27. 

R*>K Cox and Katherine Daland, both of Salem, July 18. 


Benja. Moulton and Eliza. Harwood, both of Salem, Oct. 

Edwd. Trask and Lydia Small, both of Salem, Oct. 22. 
**SDanl. Gardner and Anna Putnam, both of Salem, Dec. 23. 
Joseph Sibley and Eliza. Crocker, both of Salem, Jan. 31. 
Benja. Swinerton and Alice Marble, both of Salem, Feb. 12. 
Wm. Buckley and the widow Dorcas Faulkner, both of 
Salem, Feb. 20. 


Joseph Gold and Sarah Twiss, both of Salem, July 16, 1735. 
Saml. Massey and Mary Reed, both of Salem, July 23. 
Benja. Marsh, of Sutton, and Desire Moulton, of Salem, 

Aug. 27, 1735. 
John Darling and Abigail French, both of Salem, Sept. 4, 

Joseph Wakefield and Mary Griifin, both of Salem, Oct. 20, 

Thos. Rich, of Wilmington, and Mary Upton, of Salem, 

Nov. 24, 1735. 
John Pope, of Salem, and Mary Eatton, of Lyn, April 22, 



John How, of Middleton, and Mary Daggit, of Salem, May 

6, 1736. 
Roger Peal and Hannah Peal, both of Salem, May 18, 1736. 
Amos Goodale, of Sutton, and Sarah Russel, of Salem, 

May 27, 1736. 
Joshua Felt, of Lyn, and Widow 'Dorcas Buckley, of Salem, 

June 16, 1736. 
Rowland Thomas and Margaret Gould, both of Salem, 
. Aug. 2, 1736. 
David Beadle and Abigail Beadle, both of Salem, Oct. 22, 

Capt. Benja. Houlton and Mrs. Eliza. Putnam, both of 

Salem, Nov. 25, 1736. 


)ur. Jno. Preston and Mrs. Mary Rea, both of Salem, 

Dec 28, 1736. 
StmH. Putnam and Eliza. Putnam, both of Salem, Dec. 30, 

Item Benja. Upton and Sarah Swinnerton, both of Salem. 
Paul Upton and Phebe Goodale, both of Salem, Feb. 24, 

\Vm. Anderton, of Newbury, and Mary Pearse, of Salem, 

Feb. 28, 1736-7. 
John Andrew and Eliza. Porter, both of Salem, Mar. 17, 

1736-7. v A J 

(To be continued.) 


In the papers concerning the trial of John Betts, of Con- 
cord, for killing his servant, Eobert Knights, is a deposition 
m Thomas Abbot. He testifies to the inhuman treatment of 
Knights by his master. According to his testimony he was 
U*n, 10-12-1652, set. "about 20." This would bring his 
Mrth about 1632. Betts was cleared of murder, but obliged 
lo »Und on the gallows with a rope about his neck. Abbot 
^titled that he was a fellow-servant with Knights. Suffolk 
P*> Xo. 168. 

Ou page 26, Vol. V., of this magazine will be found the dis- 

<i^rire of the guardians of the children of George Abbott, of 

*°*iey, in 1654. In the same note is a deposition of 

°*wge Abbot, set. about 44, in 1676. He was born, there- 

*-•*. about 1632.. In Middlesex files for 1673 is a deposition 

Ueorge Abbott, Sr., also concerning the Parkers, in which 
■Meatifies he is aged 60. It is clear, then, that the elder 

,,r ge was twenty years the senior of George who had 
tetter Thomas. 

34 TRUTH. 

Thomas and George Abbott, sons of George, of Rowley, 
were born within a year of one another. 

The younger Thomas had a brother Thomas, who appears 
in court in 1654 and acknowledges his brother George's ac- 
quittance of the guardians. He was married in 1655, and 
died in 1659, naming all of his brothers, including the 
younger Thomas, in his will. 

In the Genealogy of the George Abbott family in this 
publication, page 41, Vol. IV., it is surmised that Thomas, 
of Andover, who married, 1664, Sarah Stewart, was the 
younger Thomas of the Rowley family. The facts quoted 
above quite establish the fact. 

It was not an uncommon event to name two living children 
the same. How any one in the face of the accumulated 
evidence can make the statement that George and Thomas, 
the younger, and the two Thomases, were only brothers 
in the * broader sense of kinship " is incomprehensible. 
See Essex Antiquarian, page 103, Vol. I. The compiler 
of the Abbott Genealogy, there printed, takes the liberty to 
ascribe but three sons to George Abbott the founder. 

^ Sis*'., 


Born for Eternity and Time 

To point our destiny; 
Its one exponent here divine 

The Christ of Calvary. 
Through Him Truth gives immortal birth 
To all of worth there is on earth — 

Faith, Hope and Charity : 
The trinity from life unriven, 
Three heart-beats from the One in Heaven ; 

One attribute of God alone, 

One strain of music from the throne. 

Charles Gould Beede. 
Deb Moines, Iowa. 

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X GSbOtfS 


" Among all the nations of the earth we present the unique 
simple of a people permitting its national flag — the emblem 
of their civil, political, and religious liberty — to be pulled 
down, torn into shreds, spat upon, dragged in the dust, 
trampled under foot, and otherwise treated with contumely, 
without legal means to prevent or punish the perpetrators of 
t.Vse offences against patriotic respect." 

The paragraph quoted is from a speech by Charles K. 
Miller, chairman of the Flag Committees, S.A.R., Colonial 
Wars, etc. 

An authentic instance of disrespect to the flag in each of 
Uitj several manners mentioned above was given by the 
ipeaker. Those iustances were in most cases selected from 

reral of the class. It is time that there were laws to teach 'only the unthinking natives, who would gladly shed 
their blood for the old flag, but immigrants, who have no 
fa ling of veneration for a flag which is so frequently put to 
disgraceful uses as ours, to respect the emblem of American 

Partisan hatred has provided many instances of the flag 
'*ing destroyed because defaced with the portraits of politi- 
au candidates. Such unreasoning demonstrations might be 
pardoned, but when it comes to a pack of foreigners, anar- 
chists, and such like, daring to trail the flag in the mud of 
the streets, ought not the law to interfere? Private individ- 
uals have interfered and been punished by law for their patri- 
QUSIB, simply because there is no law which justified their 

he work of the Flas Committees is to force the American 
f*ople to understand this, and, through public sentiment 
•roused, force our legislators to take action. upon the bills 
•hich, although presented to Congress, never pass beyond 
■fc« committee stage. 

w us all attempt a little missionary work with our repre- 
sentatives. * 



Copied from the original paper in the files of Beverly Historical Society . 


We the Subscribers do hereby Voluntaryly Give as a Present the follow- 
ing articles to the Noncomifsioned officers and Private Soldiars in the Conti- 
nental army as annexed to Each of our names Kespectively agreeable to the 
resolves of the Grt-at and General Court on the 13 th of march 1778 

Beverly Mar 23 d 1778 


John Conant 1 

John Trow 

Lot Conant 

The wife of Henerey felps & others. . . . 

Charles Dodge 

Caleb Balch 

Samuel Conant 1 

Nath 1 Greenwood 

Benj a Jones .* 1 

Samuel Dodge 

mark dodge 

mark Dodge Jun r 

Jonathan Dodge 1 

Jacob Edwards 1 

Wid Hannah Woodbery 

John Woodbery 1 

Wife of william gears 

Caleb Dodge 

William Dodge 

Samuel Stickney 

Nath u Raymond 

Josiah Trow 

Stephen Felton Lether for a pare of Shows 

Joshua Cleaves 

Enos Hitchcock f 

Benjamin Raymond 

Natbanael Raymond 

John Low 1 

Thomas Woodberry 3 lbs. of cotton. . . . 

Wife of Jon d Conant 

wife of daniel fisher 

Joseph Leach 

Joshua Balch 8 Run of spone Creal. . . . 

Jonathan Perkins Jr 2 making a pare of Shus 

Wid Mary Jons Creal to 3 of yarne. . . . 

Silos wolden 

anna Balch making one shorts 

Wid hannah Raymond making one shirt 

Wife of Cap John Low making one shirt 

Edey sands making one short 

20 Dolers for Coten -6- 0-0 

for spining Coten 1 - 14 : 

7: 14: 




















4 Dollars 





8 Dollars 
3: 10: 
lx 10: 
2 Dollers 
2: 14: 
0: 18: 
3 Dolers in spining: 







12 Dolers 




17 Dolers 












4: 15: 

* There were also columns for " cotten M and " sheeps wool." Of the latter none was 

f Pastor and Chaplain Col. Francis' Regt. 


The United States and Great Britain. — Two years 
Mm Prof. Geo. B. Adams of Yale reprinted, in somewhat ex- 
tended form, an article which had appeared in the "Indepen- 

Et." It is entitled "Why Americans dislike England." 
The statement of facts is so true and the final conclusion so 
. rophetic of what has actually come about during the pres- 
« ot year that every American and Englishman should read 
the article at this time. England has had the opportunity to 
♦indo the harm created by the misplaced interference of the 
minority class controlling the British government during the 
( "ivil War, and has availed herself of it. As Prof. Adams 

1, both nations stand for the same principles, and should 
««»rk in harmonv. 

English Marriage Registers. — Messrs. Phillimore & 
<*<>., London, are publishing a series of marriage registers. 
The impossibility of printing the complete parish registers 
for all England is quickly recognized. The selection of 
'dries from registers is worse than useless from a genealogi- 

♦ xl point of view. Therefore the Messrs. Phillimore & Co. 
Uve adopted the plan of procuring transcripts of all entries 
of marriages prior to a reasonably late date, which are being 
printed in a series for each county. 

The marriages are an indication of the names most fre- 
quently found on the various registers. 

I*his good work is maintained entirely by subscriptions at 

• ••jO a volume. A dozen volumes have appeared to date. 

KHooe Island Records. — The General Assembly of the 

SUtc 6f Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at its 

•Jtocury session, A.D. 1898, passed a resolution directing 

£t;itc Record Commissioner ft to procure from such 

* «!pw as may be available a list of the officers and soldiers 


38 NOTES . 

of the Colony and State of Rhode Island who were engaged 
in the Colonial Wars and in the War of the Revolution, with 
the time they entered and were in the service, the commands 
to which they were respectively attached, and the rank the 
officers sustained, and to copy the same in a manner suitable 
for publication." 

Comparatively few "lists" and muster-rolls of Rhode 
Island Colonial and Revolutionary soldiers are to be found 
in the archives of this State, but it is presumed that many of 
these documents are in private hands, in libraries, and among 
the papers in the custody of city and town clerks. 

Mr. Tilley, the Record Commissioner, has already received 
many of these papers, and he would respectfully request all 
persons having regimental order books, pay-rolls, muster- 
rolls etc., of Rhode Island regiments to forward the same to 
him to be copied or deposited in the public archives. 

A certified copy of the Rhode Island military papers, re- 
lating to the Revolutionary War, on file in Boston in the 
office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, has been made. 

Prof. Hart, in the " Historical Review" for October, 
writing upon the" historical opportunities of America, says, 
of our historical societies, " some of them have become 
genealogical mills, and others are reposing upon the reputa- 
tion of past publications." 

A Gloucester 'Mass., Hero. — Dr. S. A. Green has 
rescued from oblivion the name of James Lurvey, a soldier 
in the Revolution. James Lurvey was a resident of Glouces- 
ter. He was in the battle of Bunker Hill and served during 
the siege of Boston. He went with Rufus Putnam's regiment 
to the Hudson and was on duty there when Arnold deserted 
his post. He was a corporal in 1778 and was still in the 
service in 1781. 

When Arnold fled to the British ship " Vulture " he used 
the barge which was kept at his service, manned by soldiers 


m 3 


NOTES. 39 

A t&iled for that purpose. On the eventful day, on leaving the 
iftcre, he directed his men to pull downstream, stating that 
&»• had important business with the commander of the " Vul- 
»..:o." After Arnold boarded the vessel he ordered his crew 

follow, which they did. Then Arnold informed them he 
btd entered the British service, and said he : f? If you will join 
WM, my lads, I will make sergeants or corporals of you all ; 

i for you, James," turning to the corporal, "I will do 

♦. -it-thing more." Corporal Lurvey courageously answered, 

So, sir, one coat is enough for me to wear at a time." 

None of the men, except two British deserters, accepted the 

bribe. The patriots were allowed to depart, but in a meaner 

it than the barge, which Arnold stole. 

The Local Historical Societies of Essex County, 
Ma*s. — Essex county, Mass., can boast of several local 
historical societies which are making records worthy of emu- 
lation. Prominent among these are the Danversand Beverlv 
•ocieties. The former owes its inception and success very 
Urjoly indeed to its indefatigable president, Rev. Alfred 
Porter Putnam, formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y. Unfortunately, 
the society as yet has not a home of its own in which to store 
rt» vtnj valuable collections. No mistake would be made 
if *otne of the many sons of old Essex who have acquired 
«c4lth should present the society with a small fireproof 

The Beverly society has an historic house as a home, and 
*^>ut a hundred members. . The corresponding secretary, 
A. A. Galloupe, is a most painstaking local antiquarian, 
^*j rivals the late Henry Wheatland in his knowledge of 
fc**l genealogy. The C. W. Galloupe room in the society's 
taut U evidence of the interest which former Beverly people 
*-*niftM in the work of the society. 

toe lopsfield society is managed on more popular lines * 
*a either of the above, and has accomplished a great deal 

good. By cooperation with the Essex Institute the vital 

♦The membership fee is fifty cer?ts. 


40 NOTES. 

records of the town have been printed. The remaining 
records are in process of publication. 

The Newbury society owes much to a lady who has fre- 
quently contributed to this publication — Miss Getchel, the 
Pillsbury genealogist. In Ipswich, Peabody, and Lynn are 
hustling local societies. The Ipswich society has secured 
the old Whipple house, described in Vol. II. of this maga- 
zine by president Rev. T. P. Waters. 

We doubt if any county, or territory of equal extent or 
population, can show such activity in antiquarian matters. 
It is true that the formation of the local societies has in a 
measure been felt by the parent organization, the Essex 
Institute. The latters loss in active members, resident in 
the county, has been more than offset by the gain in outside 
membership. But the real loss comes from the death, or 
removal, of most of those men who built up the society and 
gave it a reputation, as well as from the association of local 
historical students with their town society in preference to 
the Institute. Under proper management, a county or State 
historical society might be greatly strengthened by town 

The " Saturday Evening Post," formerly the " Pennsyl- 
vania Gazette," published by Benjamin Franklin, is now 
published as a weekly by the Curtis Publishing Company. 
As a story paper, and something more, the paper is a great 
success. "A Puritan Soldier's Love, a tale of witchcraft days 
in the Old Colony," is among the stories printed in December. 
While a pretty story, it is so thoroughly in error regarding 
the actual occurrences that it is a pity that the publishers 
could not have suppressed the two or three allusions to the 
date and the " village " which were apparently inserted to 
give a bit of local color to the story. A paper of such wide 
circulation, by means of such tales can add much to the 
general misconception of what really took place. 

The Rev. Prof. Umberto Benigni, of Rome, is searching 
the records of the Vatican in behalf of the American 


. . ii.iir Historical Society. The. first instalment of his 

waning appears in the "Records' of the society for 

ember, 1898, and cover the first portion of the sixteenth 

• iiturv and relate to Spanish America. The material gath- 
rf*d promises to be of much value. The American Catholic 
II -lorical Society is a wide-awake organization of students 

llio history of. the Roman Catholic Church in America, 
mm] has been doing excellent work. They have completed 
- volumes of Collections. 

Alabama. — A history of Jefferson county, by Thomas 

MA. Owen, will be welcomed by Southern genealogists. 

• third section of the work is devoted to the genealogies 

• i t>unty families, and will prove of great value. All mar- 
/«*- and probate records prior to 1861 are to be included 
ihe Appendix. 


History of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 

Xkwville, Pa., 1737-1898. By Gilbert E. Swope. New- 

le, 1898. 8vo. pp. 223. The introduction, by Rev. 

I • nezer Krskine, traces the history of the Presbyterian 

"rttletuents in Ulster, Ireland, the disappointments of the 

•!<»ni>ts there, and the causes which led to the migration 

'" America, and finally the establishment of the Scotch-Irish 

Vt\ *byterians in Pennsylvania. About the beginning of the 

jhteenth century the laws against non-conformists were 

'•re rigidly enforced than they had been for some years. 

«'»■• Irish bishops were as a rule poor creatures ; their ap- 

Oii lees to livings as bad or worse. The courts were called 

• '• to punish persons married by their own (non-conformist) 

inters, who were claimed to be living in sin because the 

Would not recognize such marriages. Tythes were ob- 

Motts. Add to these religious disturbances the fact .thai 


many of the leases originally granted to Scottish Protestant 
colonists in Ireland were running out, and could not be 
renewed on as favorable terms. Often the Protestant occu- 
piers were outbid by Roman Catholic natives, who, living in 
a less ambitious manner, were glad to avail themselves of 
the opportunity to regain a foothold in their native county.. 
Thus we have the two prime motives influencing emigration 
from northern Ireland to America from about 1713 onward. 
These people very largely entered the colonies at Philadel- 
phia, and gradually worked south along the mountains, sup- 
plying the Carolinas and Virginia with much of the best of 
their population. They were very much of a kind — 
small farmers and tradespeople as a rule, who had little 
but the small belongings of a respectable immigrant. They 
were firmly grounded in their religious belief, were honest, 
and independent. 

Examination of the wills of the people of the same class, 
dying in Ireland between 1700 and 1750, shows that their 
worldly possessions were not large. They do not at all 
compare with the estates left by yeomen or tenant farmers 
of New England at that or earlier periods. But they had 
all the characteristics which the Puritan English had, and 
like them were the best of material to found a State. 

As the Scotch-Irish moved inland in Pennsylvania, settle- 
ments were formed and churches gathered. One of these 
was at Big Spring, and the people called Rev. Thos. Craig- 
head, who had emigrated to New England in 1715 and 
removed to Pennsylvania in 1721. - 

The land upon which this settlement was situated was not 
purchased till October, 1736, but, as there was little objection 
from the Indians, settlers had been encouraged in those parts. 
The first settlers came mainly from Lancaster and Chester 
counties and from Ireland direct. 

Mr. Swope has by diligent inquiry among the families of 
former ministers and elders obtained many scattered church 
records, which are published. The great value of such mem- 


A'uln will be appreciated when it is considered that the 

*r!v pastors did not keep regular church records as a part 

aftbe church archives, but for their own justification before 

*h** nresbvterv. The records of marriages, etc., were regarded 

if |<rsonal property. Over one thousand people belonged to 

church in 1789, and their description is printed, also all 

mrrisges recorded in the private minute books discovered. 

I ..-•• latter, being arranged alphabetically, in part atone for 

omission of an index to the book. 

The book is a most valuable contribution to the history of 
votch-Irish settlements. 

Soldiers who served in the Revolution from 
fcutXTREE, Mass. By S. A. Bates. This little pamphlet, 
the late S. A. Bates, will be found remarkably useful. 
• 1 persons are listed. Price 25 cents. 

V nicely gotten up memorial of the Second Company, 
(fovernor's Foot Guard, Xew Haven, Conn., has been 
j<iMi4ied in pamphlet form. The corps was organized 
• March, 1775, and has been represented in every war 
■iged by our country since then, including a company 
equipped for service and attached to the 2d. Reg., C.N.G., 
faring the war with Spain. 

Mr. Alfred Wyman Hoar has issued a pamphlet of 

-nv->ix pages showing his own ancestry and that of his wife, 

«f««**i»hine Jackson. The Hoar line is traced from Charles 

r f of Gloucester, England. The accounts of the Hunt, 

" J man, and Jackson families are the most extensive of those 

Bted. Considerable early history of Wright Co., Minn., 
** facorpor&ted in the book. 

The Goodwins of Kittery, Me., by John S. Goodwin, 

> • Urge-sized pamphlet (125 pp.), containing five genera- 

* of the Goodwins descended from Daniel Goodwin, of 

K«?ry in 1652. The Goodwins about Portsmouth and 

' r places in the vicinity are also included. Mr. Goodwin 

»liO contributed a genealogy of the Virginia Goodwins 


to the ft William and Mary Historical Quarterly," The 
price of this pamphlet is $1. 

John Rogers oe Marsiifield, Mass., and some of his" 
descendants, by Josiah H. Drummond. Portland, 1898. 
8vo. pp. 195. Price fl. 

This book conies to hand as we go to press. It is in line 
with the other work of Mr. Drummond, who is doing much 
to elucidate the history of the various Rogers families. 
Miss Rhoda B. Ellis assisted in the compilation of the 
present book. 

Silas Sweet of New Bedford, Mass., and Bradford, 
Vt., and his descendants, is the title of a privately printed 
pamphlet by Charles Sweet Johnson, LL.B. Silas Sweet 
was born in 1745 and died in 1822. 

The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex 
Co., Va., from 1653 to 1812. Published by the Colonial 
Dames of America, in Virginia. Richmond, 1897. Middle- 
sex was first included in Lancaster county and parish. The 
vestry book of the parish, preserved in the Episcopal Theol. 
Seminary at Alexandria, begins in 16fi3 and ends in 1767. 

The Register printed is from a copy by Mrs. Sally N. 
Robins, who has accomplished her task most successfully. 
The printing of these Virginian records is of the utmost 
value and help to genealogists. The Colonial Dames are 
working in the right direction. 


Wanted. — Date and place of birth, and names of parents, 
of the following : 

Abraham Iiobbs, whose daughter Lydia (b. Aug. 25, 
1774) m. March 17, 17 ( J6, Benjamin Fiske, of Topsfield. . 

Elizabeth Cummings, wife of Abraham Hobbs, and mother 
of Lydia (above). 

Jemima Goldsmith, who was born about 1711, and mar- 
ried Jan. 11, 1737-8, Theophilus Fiske, of Wenham. 

Genealogical queries. 45 

Hannah Fowler, of Ipswich, who was born about 1710, 
and m. John Dodge, of Beverly (pub. March 14, 1740). 

Abigail Batchelder, of Beverly, who m., in Wenham, 
Israel Porter (pub. Sept. 2( : >, 1741). 

Isaac Gross or Groce, who m. Sept. 9, 1725, Dorothy, 
dau. of Richard and Esther (Bates) Cobb, of Hingham. 

Hannah Higgins, of Eastham, who m. Cornelius Tower, 
of Hingham, Oct. 12, 1781. (Another record says pub. 
1 April, 1732.) C. C. E. 

French. — "Wanted, full names of father and mother of Alice French. 
She married Sergt. Thomas Howlet, one of the first ten settlers of Ipswich. 
Mass. ; also dates of her birth and marriage. Will be glad of any informa- 
tion concerning her line, and the early history of her father. "Was she of 
the Billerica, Mass., French family, and related to William French of that 
place and of Dunstable, Mass.? A. I. T. II. 

Howlet. — Dates of birth, marriage, and death of Thomas Howlet, Jr. ; 
alao full name ui u.s wife, and same dates oi. her; also names of their chil- 
dren and dates of their birth. Thomas Howlet, Jr., was son of Sergt. 
Thomas Howlet, one of the first ten settlers of Ipswich, Mass.? 

A. I. II. 

Twiciiell. — Wanted, full names of Benoni TwichelPs father and mother, 
and dates of their births, marriage, and deaths; also, dates of Benoni's birth 
and death. He married Hannah Allen (daughter of Joseph Allen, of Med- 
field, Mass.) April 18, 1705. Did Benoni Twichell render any Colonial ser- 
vices, civil and military? A. I. T. H. 

Thom. — Agnes, eldest daughter of William Thorn, born 1706, and Eliza- 
beth Weir, born 1701, of Scottish descent, came to Londonderry, Ireland, 
and about 1735 removed to Windham, N.H. Agnes married (?) Brown. 

S. II. C 

[In our last number the above query appeared under head of Thorn. — 

Bassett. — Some confusion appears to exist as to the descendants of two 
emigrant William Bassetts : one of that name came in the "Fortune," 1020; 
the other in the " Abigail," 1635. Can any one, through the Historical Maga- 
zine, give the children and grandchildren of either, or both? W. B. L. 

Flint. — Wanted, family name of Elizabeth, wife of John Flint, of Salem 
Village; married about 1078. Also, parents of Lucy Kimball, who married 
Asher Flint, of Windham, Conn., Sept. 14, 1755. 

Martha Bockee Flint, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Chandler. — Wanted, information of Zebedee Chandler's ancestry. He 
lived in Plymptbn for some years, and during that time held successive offices 
in town affairs. He died 1777. 

Mrs. William Holmes, 616 Ogden Ave., Menomonee, Mich. 

Answer E. M., Dec, 1897, p. 244, relating to John Haynes. — John 3 Haynes 
(John 2 Walter 1 ), born May 4, 1040; married June, 108:5, Ruth, daughter of 
John Roper, of Charlestown. She was born April, 1055. (Two of her 

brothers, Ephraim and John, with two of Ephraim's , were all killed by 

the Indians at Lancaster.) 

The above was obtained from an old MS., the original of which w as writ- 
ten by John Haynes, born 1084, son of the above John 3 , and doubtless is 
correct. O. P. Allen. 





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Note. — The references to the Record are indicated by a star (*). 

\n Index to names for Vols. I-III. appeared in Vol. III. An Index to names Vols. 1V-VI. will be fur- 
i^-d subscribers with this issue. 

wti George, of Rowley, Some descendants 
of. IV 

U, Note ou. V 

See Cleveland. 

m», of Cambridge. IV 

hi.*, of Chelmsford. IV 

,-;.*, of Canterbury, Conn. 1 

«-fj. Sec Pabodie. 

j\ of Connecticut, with arms. VI 

2 families in America. I., 286; 11 .. . . 

n. Ethan, Death of. 1 

ncan seamen in English navy.. 1804. V 

■mortal rose. IT 

A I home and its romance. 11. 

Mm! charts of royal family of Great Britain. 

►tral pride. 1 

(fry, llow shall we record. II 

rrs to notes and queries, etc. : 

efc, Hay ward, Tucker, Duda, I.*, 75; Bilsbee 

alley. "Burt, I.*, 78; Street, I.*, 132; Old 

av, I.*, 183; II.*, 146; Wheeler, I.*, 1ST; 

toodwin, I.*, 226; Poole, II.*, 145; Noyos, 

|I.\ 145; Smith, II.*, 146; Pillabury, II. •, 69, 

pifrc,II.*,30; Gardner, Walke, Clarke, II., v., 

MAD, of Suffolk, Eie/., and Ipswich, Ma--., 

ith arms. VI 

in colors: of Alsop, opposite, VI., 33; Put- 
|»m. VI., 6a; Curweu, VI., 97; Appleton, 
[I.. 137 ; Ruggles, VI., 17;',; Weare, VI., 24a; 

nihinsrlon. VI 

teacribed, of Putnam. VI 

disclaimers to the right to bear arms at 

f-raldic visitations. VI 

'logical. See Hemenway. 

ology and ethnology at the World's Co- 

fubian Exposition. 1. 

Mass., Revolutionary records and soldiers. 


|u» of Marblehead on church records. V. .. 
«i. See Pabodie. 

^ee Pabodie. 
commissioned officers in United States 

lay, by that name. IV 

Use Cleveland. 
y- £ee Pabodie. 

f>/>\ Lord, Will of. 1772. I 

] County, Va., marriages. 17S0-83. VI., 
County, Va., Early probate records of. 

County, Va., deeds, Gleanings from. 


















■>wii soldiers. I *.<> 

|Me., intentions of marriage. 1801-13.. II., 217 
|. Mass., baptisms. V., 161; VI., 17, 56, S6, 152, 

127, 161, 183,212 

to funerals. 1 112 

Kurope, Number of. II 

pniitiesof Mass., Early. VI , 

I'homas, Inquisition post mortem on. 

VI -201 

[•uuliesofConn. III., 241, 288, 311; IV., 

t». 114, 169,199, 239, 271; V I2B 

P. Mass., soldiers. I 117 

I'!" 8 - I., 37, 68, 199, 231, 267, 331 ; II ., 243 ; 
I?'. 100, 148, 195, 237, 269, 305; V., 54, 137, 

I* 4 , ; VI 29,243, 275,322 

]•»«, Horadel. See Cleveland. 

evacuation of. 1 45 

M|am, Me., soldiers. II 153 

pwrn. Me., early records. II.* 

ef* Providence stntres. II 

we, imported from England!' 11 


Bradstreet, Simon, Grave of, with portrait. II.*.. 83 
Bradford. See Pabodie. 

Brunswick, Me., soldiers. II ... .153, 157 

Brunswick, Me., marriage intentions. III., 251, 

287 ; IV 21, 76, 245 

(See also Maire Point.) 
Brunswick, Me., Soldiers at, in 1732 and 1735. I., 
Burlesque on the Pride of Family Blood, poem by 

Rev. Aaron Cleveland. I 

Burgess. See Pabodie. 

Bunker Hill, Battle of. 1 14, 17, 18,306 

Canada. Enlistments for reduction of, from Bruns- 
wick and Harps well, Me., 1760. II 

Canterbury, Conn., records. I 

Carolina. See Gale. 

Carolina, North, Aids to genealogical research in. 

Carolina, North, Original sources of information, 

Carieton, Col. Samuel, Notice of. I 

Casco Bay, Me. See also Maire Point. Papers re- 
lating to. II 

Caughuawaga, N.Y., Sale of pew seat at, in 1799. 










Celebrations at Charlottetown, P. EI., of anniver- 
sary of Scottish pioneers, I , 104; Gagetown, 
N.B., E, 104; at Gloucester, I., 192; at Wo- 
burn. 1 

Church. See Pabodie. 

Chalkcr. See Pabodie. 

Chapin. See Cleveland. 

Charlton, Mass., soldiers. T 

Chelsea, Mass., marriage intentions. Ill 277, 

Clarke genealogy. See Pabodie. 

Cleveland, Grover, New England ancestry of, 
including Hitchcock, Falley, Hyde, Winn, 
Wilson, Waters, Linton, Hudson, Porter, 
Stanley, Cook, West wood, Sewall, Dummer, 
Mitchell, Borrowdalc, Lee, Abel, Post, 
Hough, Marshall, Ball, Chapin. I.. 

Cleveland, Rev. Ehenr., Sketch of. I... 

Coat-armor, Notes on correct use of. 11T 

Coat armor. See Arms. 

Coe. See Pabodie. 

Collins family, of R.I. and Penn. Descendants of 
Tillingbast. Ill 

Colonial reminiscence, A. V 

Colson on Weymouth records. VI 

Concord, N.II., early marriages. II.* 

Connecticut, Early letter relating to. Ill 

Conn., First iron works iu. Ill 

Conn, valley, French war soldiers. IV 

Constitution. See Frigate. 

Contents of a family trunk. I 

Contents of periodical publications. I., 39, 70, 
10S, 140,200, 268; II 43, 162, 

Contract for building the First Church at Salem. I. 

Cook. See Cleveland; Pabodie. 

Cook, Capt. James, of Norwich, Conn., Notice of. 

Country Parsons in ye Olden Time. I 

Court ses^'nm in 1645. II 

Coy family of Ipswich. II 

Curious epitaphs. I 

Curwen of Salem, with arras. VI 

Damon family. II 

Danielson, James, and some of his descendants. 


Danvers, Mass., marriages, and church records. 

See Salem Village. 

Danvers, Mass., Early settlement iu. Ill 

Danvers and the Lexington alarm. I.* 

Danvers Historical Society. IT 

Danvers minute mm. II 




















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Note. — The references to the Record are indicated by a star (*). 

An Index to names for Vols. I-III. appeared in Vol. III. An Index to names Vols. 1V-VL will he fur- 
Lt*d tubscribers with this issue. 

%ua\ George, of Rowley, Some descendant* 

fc-f. IV 

!t>oi!,Note on. V 

S<e Cleveland. 

,;u», of Cambridge. IV 

4»m.«, of Chelmsford. IV 

Sir..*, of Canterbury, Conn. I 

|>Kfi. See Pabodie. 

£• [>, of Connecticut, with arms. VI 

fro families in America. I. ,286; LI .. . . 

,-n. Ethan, Death of. 1 seamen in English navy. 1S04. \' 

fmir> »s. V 

I nuortal rose. IT 

£* cil borne and its romance. II. 

|icr»tral charts of royal family of Great Britain. 

Urr<-»tral pride. I 

iw*-!ry, How shall we record. II 

Mt.»-r* to notes and queries, etc. : 
tl.k li, Uavward, Tucker, Duda, I.*, 7.'); Silsbee 
Uilley, Burt, I.*, 73; Street, I.*, 1:12; Ord 
»«v, I.*, 183; II.*, 146; Wheeler, I.*, 187; 
«. loduin, I.*, 22»5 ; Poole, II.+, 145; Noyes», 
II.*, 145 ; Smith, II.*, 140; l>illsbury, II.*, 69; 
Kayre,II.\30; Gardner, Walke, Clarke, II.. v., 
r;-*:-u, of Suffolk, Eng., and Ipswich, Mass., 

iih arms. VI 

**►» incolors : of Alsop, opposite, VI., 33; Put- 
nam. VI., 65; Curweu, VI., 97; Appleton, 
VI., 137; Ruggles, VI., 173; Weare, VI., 245; 

Washington. VI 

p«» described, of Putnam. VI 

"»•, disclaimers to the right to bear arms at 

heraldic visitations. VI 

*»»!<>a:ica.l. See Hemenway. 
■bology and ethnology lit the World's Co- 
lombian Exposition. L 

• . Mass Revolutionary records and soldiers. 

■v SO, 111, 

w./tw of Marblehead on church records. V. .. 
•"od. See Pabodie. 
■by. £ee Pabodie. 

Commissioned officers in United States that name. IV 

! - i^-e Cleveland. 
r ". See Pabodie. 

i*. Lord, Will of . 1772. I 

W County, Va., marriages. 17S0-83. VI., 
' County, Va., Early probate records of. 



: j .6 















; ••?»"> dies of Coim. HI., 241, 288, 311; IV., 

;?' i 14 ' 1G9 • 199, 239, 271 ; V 120 

k^ 1 ; Mass., soldiers. 1 117 

j.. "P. 8 - I., 37, 68, 199, 231, 267, 331 ; II., 243; 
uVj.' 100 > 148 . 195 > 237, 209, 305; V., 54, 137. 

' \ . ' Vl 29,243, 275,322 

! 7, 10 . Boradel. See Cleveland. 

I f. evacuation of. 1 4-5 

2?«™, Me., soldiers. II 15-? 

• IntiDm' \f 

e., early records. II.* 12 

Bradstreet, Simon, Grave of, with portrait. II.*.. 83 

Bradford. See Pabodie. 

Brunswick, Me., soldiers. II 153, 157 

Brunswick, Me., marriage intentions. III., 251, 

287 ; IV 21, 76, 245 

(See also Maire Point.) 

Brunswick, Me., Soldiers at, in 1732 and 1735. I., 137 

Burlesque on the Pride of Family Biood, poem by- 
Rev. Aaron Cleveland. I 165 

Burgess. See Pabodie. 

Bunker Hill, Battle of. 1 14,17,18,306 

Canada. Enlistments for reduction of, from Bruns- 
wick and Harpswell, Me., 1760. II 

Canterbury, Conn., records. I 

Carolina. See Gale. 

Carolina, North, Aids to genealogical research in. 

Carolina, North, Original sources of information, 

Carleton, Col. Samuel, Notice of. I 

Casco Bay, Me. See also Maire Point. Papers re- 
lating to. II 

Caughuawaga, N.Y., Sale of pew seat at, in 1799. 

\-T d bounty, Va., deeds, Gleanings from. 

Jfrtown soldiers'." Y.\ ......\Y..\.\ ......... . 89 

"J. Me., intentions of marriage. 1801-13.11., 217 
,,5 f, Mass., baptisms. V., 161; VI., 17, 56, S6, 152, 
, 127, 161, 183,272 | 

-'■'-> funerals. 1 112 

■ '0 Europe, Number of. II... 
J*>llle« of Mass.. Early. VI 

1'homas, Inquisition post mortem o 
" i VL... ... .... .. 







■e f Imported from England? 11 245 

Celebrations at Charlottetown, P.E.I,, of anniver- 
sary of Scottish pioneers, I , 104; Gagetown, 
N.B., L, 104; at Gloucester, I., 192; at Wo- 
burn. 1 

Church. See Pabodie. 

Chalkcr. See Pabodie. 

Chapin. See Cleveland. 

Charlton, Mass., soldiers. I 

Chelsea, Mass., marriage intentions. Ill 277, 

Clarke genealogy. See Pabodie. 

Cleveland, G rover, New England ancestry of, 
including Hitchcock, Falley, Hyde, Winn, 
Wilson, Waters, Linton, Hudson, Porter, 
Stanley, Cock, Westwood, Sewall, Dummer, 
Mitchell, Borrowdalc, Lee, Abel, Post, 
Hough, Marshall, Ball, Chapin. I.. 

Cleveland, Rev. Ebenr., Sketch of. I... 

Coat-armor, Notes on correct use of. IIT 

Coat armor. See Arms. 

Coe. See Pabodie. 

Collins family, of R.T. and Penn. Descendants of 
Tillinghast. Ill 

Colonial reminiscence, A. V 

Colsoa on Weymouth records. VI 

Concord, N.IL, early marriages. II* 

Connecticut, Early letter relating to. Ill 

Conn., First iron works in. Ill 

Conn, valley, French war soldiers. IV 

Constitution. See Frigate. 

Contents of a family trunk. I 

Contents of periodical publications. I., 39, 70, 
10S, 140,200, 208; II 43, 162, 

Contract for building the First Church at Salem. I. 

Cook. See Cleveland; Pabodie. 

Cook, Capt. James, of Norwich, Conn., Notice of. 

Country Parsons in ye Olden Time. I 

Court session in 1045. II 

Coy family of Ipswich. II 

Curious epitaphs. I 

Curwen of Salem, with arras. VI 

Damon family. II 

Dauielson, James, and some of his descendants. 

Danvers, Mass., marriages, and church records. 
See Salem Village. 

Danvers, Mass., Early settlement in. Ill 

Danvers and the Lexington alarm. I.* 

Danvers Historical Society. If 

Danvers minute men. II 
















Endicott, Mary, Diary of. II.*; III., 171 
English gleanings. I*, 67; II.*, 51; III. 








Danvers, Mass., schools. 1 104 

Danvers, Mass., How, became a town. V 141 

Danvers records, Condition of. 1 65 

Deaths. See Quakers; Salem, Middleton, Salis- 
bury; Parish registers, Truro, etc. 

Deeds, Abstracts of. See Bedford Co., Va., Es- 
sex Co., Mass., New Hampshire. 

Delano. See Pabodie. 

Diary. See Endicott, Dow. 

Domesday -book. 1 105 

Dow, Major Henry, page from bis diary. Illustra- 
tion. I 

Dolliver, Dol liber families. IV 

Dorchester, Mass., cemetery. Ill 

Doude. See Pabodie. 

Dring. See Pabodie. 

Dummer. See Cleveland. 

Dunstable, Mass., soldiers, 1725. III. .. 

Earthquakes. 1 35, 103 

Emigration to Penn. from Germany, 1753. IV.. . 137 

I., 28, 61, 
125, 250 
59, 96, 127, 
England, population of 13th and 17th centuries. 

VI 3 

English homes of New England people, from 

court riles. II 

Enniskillen, Ireland, parish register, Abstracts 

from. VI 

Epitaphs. I., 239, 334 ; Plymouth, Conn., I.*, 121 ; 
Salem, Mass., Charter street, II.*, 19, 54; 

Richmond, Me., I.*, 76; R.I., I.* 

Esteuse or Estes family of Italy. II 

# Essex county, Mass., deeds. VI 110,141,257 

Essex county Court Records, Abstracts from. 

II.*, 95, 190; I., 134; V 11,195, 202 

Essex county deeds, Abstract*. IV., 302; V., 22, 128, 

190, 230 
Essex county probate records. V., 27; VI., 58, 78, 

113, 152, ISO, 313 
Essex county pedigrees from deeds. II., 165 ; III., 1 10, 


Essex county soldiers in Revolution. II 

Some soldiers from, in French and Indian war. 


Deaths in. See Mary Endicott's diary. 
Falley. See Cleveland. 
The family historian, what should he attempt to 

accomplish? V 

From a family Bible. V 

Fish. See Pabodie. 
Fisher. See Pabodie. 

Flint, Rev. James, Notice of. 1 72 

Flucker, Thomas, last royal secretary of Mass. 

Bay. ii : :.. 

Fobes, Forbes. See Pabodie. 

Fort Hunter, N.Y., Queen Anne's chapel at. I... 

Freeport, Me., marriage intentions. I.* 

French war soldiers. II.*, 132; II., 157; III., 89, 
129; Iv* 

Frigate " Constitution " and figure-head. II 

Frink family. II 

Funeral customs. 1 111,173,220,239 

Rings. I.*, 45, 102; 1 177,220 

Hatchments. 1 176 

Gage genealogy. VI 

Gale, Chief Justice Christopher, and Chief Justice 
Win. Little, and their descendants. II 

Games, Exhibition of American. II 

Gardner, Me., soldiers. I 

Gate, meaning of the word. VI 

Gay. See Pabodie. 

Genealogies, Hints in regard to printing. 1 194 

Genealogies in preparation. 1 70 

Genealogical gleanings in England. I., 19, 128, 210, 255, 


Genealogical research in libraries. Ill 

Genealogical research in Scotland for American 
ancestry. VI 

Genealogists, A plea for a national society of! if.'*, 

Genealogist, The. III., 43; v 

Genealogist, Some experiences'of an English. VI. 

Genealogies printed. See under 
Abbott, Estes, Mooars, 

Frink, Nurse 


















Andrews, Gale, Parkhi!], 

Appleton, Goldthwaite, Perkiu»,' 

Aehton, Gridley, Pillsbury, p 

Bishop, Higginsou, Riddan,' * 

Cleveland, Flines, Ruggles, 

Collins, Hopper, Scammoe, 

Colson, Hubbard, Scott, 

Coy, Humphry, Tucker, 

Curwen, Jellison, Washing! 

Damon, Jones, Weare, 

Danielson, Little, Whipple, 

Dolliver, Littlefield, W right, 

See also under Pabodie and Cleveland f>* 
tional lists. |; „ 

Georgetown, Me., records. I., 24, 58, 124,227,:.' 

II., ISO; III,, 53, 132, 158, 178, 281; IV 

Marriages in. I.* 

Soldiers. II 1 

Gerrish, Col. Jacob, of Newbury. Ill 

Gilbert. See Pabodie. 

Girl of the Period, A, 1700-1725. I 

Gloucester, Mass., 250th anniversary. I 

Gleanings from English records; IV 

(See Parish Registers.) 

Goldthwaite family, Patronym and origin 

iv : 

Granby soldiers. I 

Great Britaiu, Royal family of. 1 1 

Greenfield, Mass., committees of safety. IV..... 

Gridley, Thomas, Some descendants of. IV -; 

Grinnell. See Pabodie. 

Groveland, Mass., Some cemetery inscriptions o! 


Growth and decadence of nations. II 

Hampton Falls, N.H. First church records. V 
93,112; VI 

Harps well, Me., soldiers. II i 

Harpswell, Me., records. I 

Hatchments. I 

Hathornc, William, Sketch of. I 

Hawthorne, Nathaniel. I • ■• '< 

Haverhill, French war soldiers. IV..... m 

Heath. See Pabodie. 

Hemenway archaeological collections. II 

Heraldry, Origin of. Reprint of Montague's, i! 

214,306;IV - 1 

Heraldic disclaimers. VI 

Higginsons, The, in England and America. 


Origin of a Virginia family of. VI ■-• 

Origin of Massachusetts family of. VI ■ •> 

Hillsborough, N.IL, births, marriages, and dcaifa 

II • 

Hines family of Essex county, Mass. II.* |||,l 

Hitchcock. See Cleveland. 

Holliston soldiers. I m* 

Hopper families, Colonial. IV 

Hough. See Cleveland. M' 

Hubbard, George, and some of his descend.*' 
V., 236 ; VI 

Hudson. See Cleveland. '. 

Humphrey family. II.* 'fO 

Hyde. See Cleveland. 

Illustrations. See also Arms. 

Sewall, Major Stephen, and wife. I ■ 

Curious gravestone in Charter street eemct> •" 

Salem. I M 

Gen. Rufus Putnam. I Fxj 

Gen. Israel Putnam. I 

Room in which Gen. Israel Putnam was b<:: 

Gallows Bill, Salem, proposed " look out." 

Oak-Knoll, Danvers. I 

John Greenleaf Whitticr. I 

Contract to build church at Saiem, 163S. I-- 
Page of diary of Major Henry Dow, in eh 

hand. I ■•*■ 

Nurse house at Danvers. (Townsend Bis' 

House.) I • 

Trull, Co. Somerset, Eng., Old church at. 
Roger Williams' House, Salem, Mass. I. — M 

Whipple house, Ipswich. II ••' 

Saltonstall house (so called), Ipswich, II" Wt\ 

PilUbury house, Newburyport. II ml 

Deed, PilUbury from Rawson. II : f| 

Thomas Flucker, last secretary of Mas- 1 

under the Crown. II 



f-^=-r, Newbury, in 

. •" ' , Ameabury. Ill 

i »iroce. HI 

- , :rjv.aton training field. III. 

. . uarty " tablet. Ill 

, V. r*d*X reet. II.*. 

- ib,Salem. IL*. 

.... batem. H.*.... 

i* hoase, Salem. 11.* 

. u i M —""/J, 326 J 11. ••••«••••••••• 

, 1 11., III., end of volume III.; 
, ;.'., V.. VI., end of Vol. VI. 

■ .*•. mortem, Description of. VI 

r*. 1658. \ 

,. m See Saltonstall, Whipple. 

«if*» . Karthquake at, 1735. I 

*v*., court, 1645. II 










40, 79 



Im Knni*killen. 
»>■. «. i^h-Irisb. 

* s. Inhabitants of. IV. 

105, 235 

. of Kittery and Berwick, Me. I. 


13. Church records. III., 224, 259, 

: • . .". 77,207; V 74, 175 

... ...The. V 116 

• i«oa. Ill 140 

h *»• l'*i*odie. 

>--« li --J>e. 

.-. !. 
■ ' -' r i, Lug., extracts from registers. 

186, 262 

M*m , Battle of. I.*, 194, 196; III. 
■••-*! history. Ill 

• ' vclaud. 


•A J \i*\tcii William, and descendants. 









• Pabodie. 

s • oD. Ill 

m •*» I'i'nxlie. 

. «-**. *^»i ». ^loties. Ill 

***» . A ceutury of. I 

*• «4^'h. I 

-- » I . ..... 

MtatoteXrw York. Ill 

*'— '-*»f. A poem for. Ill 

V1 *«* *• tket (newspaper) for the whole 
* -* -^«, KS.V94. II., 229, 251; III., 10, 
k.144, 283,818; IV., 58, 71, 120, 141, 1S8, 
-** ■ * -. 87, 178; VI., 25, 90, 130, 100, 202, 267 

komUllesaa, Bedford Co. ,Va.; Salem, 
n * lb, LVex Co., Mass.; also Records. 

». 17*7. II. ..! 215 

**» --%dtrr Casco Bay, Vork, etc. 

n condition of town and couuty 

31,72, 109 

papers (with genealogical 

5, 37, 128, 181 

— ., records, Notice of. 1 68 

. ^' .} h '' Sunder of, and " Father of the 

PMMt of 1"23 * V 

*>**t early settlers in. II 

*u-m reraainiug in post-office, 1804. 

*••- • 

«• -i. II. 
•-*<-*■• |v. 


- **. Notice "of." "i. 

■-■ | 

CU \ eland. 
' li"maulf?ts. 


'•in Continental army. 
nwdanta. See Pabodie. 



». 71 

'■•". Ancient ferry ways of. 

v letaernent, Petition for new 

. , "If''- Si * u *-, proprietors." V.. 

V~7 ' b V ll, '«lo. "65-73. Ill 155 

**< W-v*la n d. 

"*' '-.Knef sketch of. 






^, Eng., extracts from parish 

.'" f f ,,e . Gleanings from. IV., 192, 2 

'uarrlagea, Early, from Provincial 

;;-i.Vu m: t VI 176 - 2 

'. ' orMmouth. 


currency. VI. 

2, 25S 


Newton, L. I., Extracts from the records of the 

Reformed Dutch church of. II 115 

New York, Indian exhibit at World's Fair. I 235 

Newcomb, Note on. III... 131 

Newbury, and Newbury port in the Lexington 

fight. Ill 7 

Newbury soldiers at Crown Point. Ill 89 

N. E. Historical Genealogical Society, Proceed- 
ings of. I 66 

Notes. I., 35, 64, 103, 138, 192, 229, 262, 326; II., 

38,79,197; V., 139, 224, 243; VI 16,239 

Nurse genealogy for five generations. I 96 

Nurse, Rebecca, Notice of. 1 98 

Nurse family reunion. I 138 

Address before. II 140 

Nurse House, Danvers. 1 71 

Oakham soldiers. 1 88 

Ohio. See Marietta. 

Orderly book of Nathan Stow (Revolutionary). 

I., 306,335; IE 25, 75, 104 

Our Heroes of 1775, and our Boys in Blue, a poem. 

I * 220 

Pabodie, Elizabeth ( Alden) , and her descendants. 

V., 1,76, 205 ; VI., 9, 45, 69, 102, 144, 191, 224, 260, 306 
Including the families of Atwood, Bailey, Bart- 
lett, Bradford, Burgess, Chalkcr, Church, 
Clarke, Coe, Cook, Dring, Doude, Delano, 
Fish, Fisher, Fobes, Gay, Gray, Grinnell, Gil- 
bert, Heath, Lay, Lane. Loring, Little, Mur- 
dock, lY-arce, Richmond, Rogers, Robiuson, 
Redtield, Searles, Simmons, Seabury, Soule, 
Southworth, Tompkins, Thomas, Whiting, 
Wadsworth, Wilcox, Wiswell, West, Weston. 

Pall-bearers. I H6 

Passiug bell. I Hi 

Parker, Note on. VI 338 

Parkhill family records. V 110 

Parish registers. See under 

Killingly, Conn.: Leek, Stafford; Much Had- 
dam, Herts; B tew k ley, Bucks; Enniskillen, 
Ire. ; Wera, Eng. 

Pantheon, New facts concerning the. II 29 

Pearce. See Pabodie. 

Pelham soldiers. 1 89 

Pembroke, Mass., soldiers. I., 32; minute men. 

IV 23 

Perkins, Jacob, Burning of house of, at Ipswich. 

1608. Ill ; 90 

Perkins family in England, 1510-1654. II., 85, 

128, 191, 222; III 21, 115,151 

Perugia, A day in. II 67 

Petitions for license to marry, from Mass. Council 

minutes. 1698-9. V 127 

Pew seat, Sale of. 1799. 1 297 

Pillsbury family reunion. II.* 68 

Pillsbury house, Newbury. II 47 

Pirates in 1723. See Marine. 

Placita rolls, Extracts from. 1 324 

Plymouth, Mass., soldiers. 1 32 

Plymouth, Conn., cemetery inscriptions. I.* 
Porter. See Cleveland. 

Porter, John, and his settlement. HI 270 

Portsmouth, N.H. IV., 193; marriages iu, by Rev. 

Samuel Haven, 1752-60. VI 176 

Post-office, Early. II 22 

Post. See Cleveland. 

Prescott, Col., at Bunker Hill. 1 17 

Preston, Conn., records of births, marriages, and 

deaths. VI 42, 95, 134, 169, 198 

Probate records, Account of Scottish. VI 207 

Probate records. See Essex Co., Mass. ; Bedford 
Co., Va. Also Wills. 

Providence, R.I. , records. 1 296 

Providence probate records, Extracts from. I. . . 347 

Putnam, Gen. Israel, Sketch of. 1 3, 45 

Putnam, Rev. Daniel, Sketch of. 1 71 

Putnam, (Jen. Rufus, Sketch of, with portrait. I. 202 

Putnam, of Mohawk valley, N.Y., arms. VI 67 

Putnam, of Middlesex, Eng., arms described. VI. 67 
Putnam, of Buckinghamshire, Eng., and Salem, 

Mass., with arms. VI 65 

Putnam, Gen., Wolf hunt of. Ill . 265 

Putnams in the Lexington fight. I.* 209 

Putnam, Henry Ware, on immigration. II 79 

Quakers, List of aged, in R.T. Ill 106 

Quakers in Salem, 1658. II 179 

Queen Anne's chapel, Fort Hunter, N.Y. II. ... 226 


Queries. I., 36, 67, 106, 139, 197, 230, 264, 291, 328 ; 
II., 41, 42, 81, 160, 241 ; III., 93, 140, 263; IV., 
29, 63, 97, 130, 150, lvi6, 23S, 268, 313; V., 56, 
139, 224, 243; VI 239, 327 

Reading, Mass., Notice of ministers of. 1 71 

Reading, A bstracts from records. II 102 

Records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths. 
See under places, as Preston, Conn.; iWera, 
Eng.; Beverly, Salem, Danvers, Essex Co., 
Mass. ; Portsmouth, Hampton. N.I1. ; Bedford 
Co., Va. ; Brunswick, Georgetown, Freeport, 
Bethel, Me.; Hillsboro', Concord, N.H.; Can- 
terbury, Killingly, Conu. ; Newton, L.I., etc. 

Records of Mass. Notice of the report of the 

commissioner on parish records, etc. 1 82 

Records, Concerning records, their custody and 

care. I.,83;V 225 

Records, Public record offices. VI 320 

Records. See Maine. 

Redfield. See Pabodie. 

Rehoboth, French war soldiers. IV 266 

Revolutionary soldiers. 1., 32, 88, 117, 191; IV., 23, 

25,80, 111, 130. 

Revolutionary rolls, Mass. archives. II 39 

Revolutionary records. See Orderly Book of Na- 
than Stow; also under Rhode' Island; and, 
for soldiers, under localities. 

Revolutionary landmarks (Providence). HI 203 

Rhode Island -ecords. 1 69 

R.l. probate recorub. See Providence. 

Rhode Island, Papers rotating to revolutionary 

war. I 130 

Richmond, Me., epitaphs. I.* 176 

Richmond. See Pabodie. 

Riddan family. IV 129 

Royalists. See Flucker, Loyalists. 

Rogers. See Pabodie. 

Rowley inscriptions, Notice of. 1 327 

Robinson. See Pabodie. 

Romanists in Maryland. Ill 98 

Ruggles of Massachusetts, with anna. VI 173 

Salem. See Quakers, "Witchcraft, Essex County. 

Salem, Mass., epitaphs. II.* ..19,34 

Salem, Marriage intentions of. I.* 5,51, 105,153 

Salem and Boston turnpike. II 19 

Salem, Mass., proposed Memorial " look out" on 

Gallows hill, the place of execution in 1692. I., 295 

Salem advertisements. 1804. V 126 

Salem, Mass., First Church. 1 82 

Salem, Visitor's Guide to. 1 64 

Salem, "The Puritan City." 1 190 

Salem, Mass., deaths and removals, 1689-1691. IV., 146 
Salem village church, dismissals and admissions. 

VI 234 

Salem village parish. Marriage records, recorded 

atSalem. VI 212 

Sanford, Me., Revolutionary soldiers. IV 114 

Saltonstall house in Ipswich, so-called. II 3 

Salisbury, Mass., deaths. HI 51 

Saugus, Mass., account of the building of the old 

town house by N. M. llawkes. II.* 177 

Scotts, of Springfield and Palmer, Mass. IV., 293; 

V 115 

Scottish Highlands, Notice of, 1750. VI 243 

Scottish records. VI 205,320 

Scottish settlers in P.E.I. 1 104 

Scotch-Irish, Mention of. VI 30,31 

Scammon family of Maine. 1 119,187,214 

Schools, Early, in Danvers. 1 104 

Seabury. See Pabodie. 

Searle." See Pabodie. 

Sewall. Notes on the family of, with portrait of 

Major Stephen Sewall and wife, Margaret 

Mitchell. 1 155, 162 

Sheldon revolutionary claim. IV 140 

Short-hand, ancient example. 1 234 

Simmonds. See Pabodie. 

Sin-eaters. 1 114 

Slavery first introduced into Virginia. VI 323 

Soldiers in Revolution. II 93,153,168,221 

Soldiers in French wars. I., 137; II 157,215 

Soldiers in Maine, 1757. II... 215 

See also under towns. 
Soule. See Pabodie. 
Southworth. See Pabodie. 

Southwick soldiers. I , 

Springfield, Mass., soldiers. I 

Stanley. See Clevelaud. 

Stage coaches. See Boston, Travelling. I 

Stevens, Note. VI 

Stewklev, Bucks, Eng., parish register. IV., lft, 

33, 65, 106, 176, 220 ; V ". 37, 57j 

Stone, Rev. Eliah, Notice of. 1 j 

Street, Strute. See Genealogical Gleanings. 

Strange marriages. I 

Stow's Orderly Eiook. I 308 

Thomas. See Pabodie. 

Thurber, Dr. Daniel, " An old time doctor! 

Tompkins. See Pabodie. 

Topsfield, Mass., Early military. IV , 

Town histories. Ill 

Town records. I 

Townsend soldiers. I , 

Topsham, Me., soldiers. II 

Travelling in the olden time. 11 

Tripp, Trot, Treat, Strott, and Trowte. See Gen 

ealogical Gleanings. 

Trull, Somerset Co., England, church. I 

Travelling in ye olden time. I.*, 97, 149; 1 7 

Truro, Mass., deaths in 1786-1828. I.*, 113, 175 


Tucker genealogy. HI 

Ute Indians. I 


Virginia. See Bedford Co., Higginson. 

Virginia, Brick buildings in. II 

Settlement of, notice. VI :vi: 

Wadsworth. See Pabodie. 
Ware. See Weare. 

Walke, John. A query. I 

Warning, Form of. 1700. Ill 

Waifs and strays. IV 192 

Waters. See Cleveland. 

Washington, Martha, Will of. I 

Washington, Martha. A poem. VI 

Waters, II. F. His work in England. I 

Westminster soldiers. I .. 

Weare, Ware, family. Notes concerning the 

Weare families of Devonshire, Eng., and 

Mass., with arms. VI 

Wem, Eng. Extracts from the parish register. 


Westwood. See Cleveland. 

West. See Pabodie. 

Weston. See Pabodie. I 

Whipple, Symonds, The identity of. VI J 

Whipples of Ipswich, Mass. Genealogy for rive J 

generations. II., 5, 63. III...,". $ 


ife illustrated bj 


Whipple, of Nova Scotia. VI. 
Whipple, of Norfolk Co., Eng. 
Whiting. See Pabodie. 
Whittier, John Greenleaf. His 

his works. I 

Wilcox. See Pabodie. 

Williams, Roger, or Witch House. 

tion. I 

Wills, from Litchfield, Eng. VI 

Wills. See Genealogical Gleanings. Probat 
Wilmington, Mass., soldiers. I., 117; IV... 
Wilson. See Cleveland. 

Winter of 1716-1717. i 

Winn. See Cleveland. 

Wi8cassett, Me. List of militia in district e 

1757. II 

Wis wall. See Pabodie. 

Witchcraft, at Salem village. II.*, 168; I., & 



i a 


Witchcraft. Considered in its legal and theologi 

cat aspects. II .* 

Woburn, Mass., 250th anniversary of settlement. 


World's Fair. I K'i 

World's Fair, Ess.-x Institute at. IT 

World's Fair, City of Salem at. II 

World's Fair, Games exhibit. II.. 

Wrentham, Mass., soldiers. L....1 ^ 

Wright family. Hi ~ 

Wyoming, Massacre of. Ill J 

York Co., Me., records, Motes on. IV 




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About Casco Bay, in the State of Maine, for two centuries 
and a half, men of this name have traded and fished, farmed 
and fought. Representatives bearing the name still occupy 
parts of an early Indian purchase. Another clan of the 
same family are to be found in southeastern Massachusetts. 

Both branches have representatives throughout the Northern 
and Western States. There is ample material for the family 
historian. The notes collected by the author of this account 
of the earlier generations of the family indicate that the 
family has been one of considerable local consequence, and 
that, in both early and late years, members of the family 
have acceptably sustained places of honor and trust. 

In 1622 Elizabeth Osmond, of Tiverton, names in her will 
her brother, John Puddington. Two years later John Os- 
mond, of the same place, leaves a legacy to Robert Pud- 
dington, weaver. 

Search of printed English records shows that that name 
was apparently uncommon, but not confined to Devonshire. 
This is accounted for by the origin of the name, undoubtedly 
taken from residence in one of the Puddingtons of England, 
of which I find mention of several. 

As far as I know, the name Purrington is essentially an 
American form, and one which has taken root since the 
migration. The emigrant and his sons are usually described, 
aud describe themselves, as Puddington. 

It is more than possible that the George Purrington of 
Maryland was of this same family. According to his will, 


W : 'i 


it, " 


made in 1C74, he had but one child, a daughter, but both 
his brothers and sisters had children. These relatives were 
not in Maryland, and whether they lived in Old or New 
England is not specified, although it is probable that it was 
the former. 

The history of this Maryland settler will be given in 
another place. He, like his namesake in New England, was 
a Puritan. . 

I have arranged these notes under six headings, for sim- 
plicity and convenience, as follows : 


My attention was attracted to Devonshire as the probable 
home of our New England settlers of this name by the wills 
quoted above. During the spring of 1898 I had an oppor- 
tunity to study such evidences as appeared among the wills 
at Exeter. Later, during my work in London, I found inter- 
esting material concerning the Devonshire family. These 
materials I* have printed below in more or less abbreviated 

Puddington is a parish in Witheridge Hundred, arch- 
deaconry of Barnstable, County of Devon, and is situated 
sixteen miles from Exeter. It lies west of Tiverton, which is 
fourteen miles north of Exeter. Puddington was probably 
the home of the first of the family who came to Exeter, and 
it is thus probably that he got his name. 

I do not know how early the name appears in Tiverton. 
I had not the opportunity to pursue my investigations as I 
should have preferred. 



I. The Tiverton, Devonshire, family. 

/Descendants of George Purrington. 
II. -IV. New England family {Descendants of Robert Purrington. 

(Descendants of Hezekiah Purrington. 
V. Maryland family, family of George Puddington. 
VI. New Brunswick family, descendants of William Pudding- 
ton, of Edinburgh, Scotland. 





John, Richard, and Andrew Puddington appear to have 
been contemporaries, and to have lived in Tiverton during 
the latter half of the sixteenth century. They were weavers 
and clothiers, those trades being the chief business of the 

From those persons, probably near kinsmen, if not 
brothers, are descended the families mentioned below. It 
is my opinion, though lacking positive proof, that the 
Maine family descended from Andrew Puddington, who died 
in 1588. 

Andrew Puddington, of Tiverton, will dated 6 April, 
1588. lie directs that his body be buried in the churchyard. 
He bequeaths to the poor of Tiverton, to his wife Joane, to 
his son John (a loom), daughter Joane (twenty-six pence), 
daughter Marie Puddington, daughter Christian, daughter 
Elizabeth Puddington, daughter Ebbote Puddington, son 
Roger (executor). He appoints John King, vintner, and 
John Puddington, weaver, overseers. Witnessed by Thomas 
Hellinge, John King, John Puddington, Richard Pudding- 
ton, with ethers. The legacies to the daughters consisted of 
silver spoons, cups, etc. (Principal registry, Exeter, vol. 
for 1588, page 470.) 

Roger Puddington (Purriton), of Tiverton, will proved 
26 June, 1624. Weaver. To Joane, daughter of William 
Marke, ten shillings, brother John Puddington (name is 
spelled Purriton), to have during his life all houses and 
grounds which I have in possession, then to Margaret wife 
of William Marke. Giles Tirrell and his wife Christian now 
hold of me, etc., which property is to return to brother John. 

Executors John Purriton, of Tiverton, clothier, and Nich- 
olas Purriton, of Tiverton, weaver. Inventory 16 June, 1624, 
hy John Duckham of Tiverton, and Christian Osmond, of Hal- 
berton, John and Nicholas Purriton, of Tiverton, £68-6-8. 
(Original will, Exeter registry.) 


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It would appear that the above Roger was the son of 
Andrew, who was executor of his father's estate. Both 
Roger and Nicholas are witnesses to the will of John Pud- 
dington, 1619, and Roger's brother John is so described in 
that will. 

Nicholas was probably a son of Andrew, not mentioned 
in the will, a by no means uncommon occurrence. Or he 
may have been a brother of Andrew. He is not mentioned 
except in these wills. 

John Puddington, of Tiverton, clothier, will dated 26 
April, 1619 ; codicil 9 Oct., 1619. To the church and poor 
of Tiverton. To John Puddington, of Bolham, in Tiverton, 
Roger Puddington and John Puddington, his brother, all my 
messuage in Tiverton, in Peter street, for eighty years, if 
John Puddington my son, and Ann, my daughter now wife 
of William Balle, either of them shall so long live. The said 
John Puddington, of Bolham, and Roger and John Pudding- 
ton to permit my son John and his executors to enjoy such 
house, rooms, etc. (specified). Certain payments quarterly 
to Anne, etc. Daughter Kathyrine, wife of John Stadbe and 
her children William, James, Abraham, Mary, and child she 
is now with, all minors. To William, Alice, Margaret, chil- 
dren of my son John Puddington. Son John to be execu- 
tor. Sealed with a lion, salient. Witnessed by Roger 
Puddington, William (H)alfill. In the codicil he describes 
himself as John Puddington, the elder, of Tiverton. The 
house wherein his son John Puddington and his son-in-law 
Balle, now dwelleth. Witnessed by Roger and Nicholas 
Puddington. Inventory 24 Nov., 1619, £20. (Original 
will, Exeter registry.) 

The. following will appears to be that of the son John men- 
tioned above. In the meantime his son William had died 
(1613), and he had added daughters Emma and Johanne to 
his family. 




John Puddington, of Tiverton, will 4 May, 1644. To 
friends and brothers-in-law, viz. : William Leigh, of Tiver- 
ton, John Pressyn, and John Reeve, all my goods, etc., for the 
use of my daughters, Margaret, Emyn, Johane. Daughter 
Alice, wife of Robert Mathews, and her son Robert. 

Will proved 25 Jan., 1646, by daughters Emma and Joane 
Puddington and daughter Margaret's husband, Nicholas Rede. 
He left a fair estate. (Original will, Exeter registry.) 

William Puddington, of Tiverton, clothier. Will dated 
4 Nov., 1643. Wife Christian with child. To his sisters, 
being his mother's children, twenty shillings each. Residue 
to wife, who is made executor. Witnessed by Sarah Mil- 
lington, Elizabeth Reendle. Inventory by wife Christian, 
£156. (Exeter registry.) 

From these wills it would appear that the line of John, 
who died 1619, became extinct in the male line in 1644, 
unless the " child unborn " was a son. He would, however, 
ho too late an arrival to be a factor in the New England set- 

It appears from the above wills that besides the John, 
called brother of Roger, there was a John Puddington, of 
Bolham in Tiverton, living in 1619. There was also a 
Walter Puddington living in 1630, who is a witness to the 
will of Robert Puddington given below. 

We also have Richard and Nicholas Puddington living 
about 1600 ; also a Philip, married in 1612 ; a George, mar- 
ried 1618 ; a Thomas, married 1611 ; a John, married 1573 ; 
and a John, married 1601. The Johns and George are 
probably identical with those named in the wills. 

William Puddington died leaving a will which was 
proved in April, 1592, but the will is missing. He may 
have been the father of those whose names are not placed 
by the foregoing wills. 

There is also an administration or other entry regarding 



John and Andrew Puddington in Nov., 1646, which I do not 
appear to have examined. 

Elizabeth Puddington married in Tiverton, Jan. 21, 
1588/9, Thomas Asmund (i.e. Osmund). In 1622 Eliza- 
beth Osmond, of Tiverton, in her will names her brother, 
John Puddington. 

By referring to the will of Andrew Puddington, made in 
1588, it will be seen he had a daughter Elizabeth, who was 
then unmarried ; he also had a son John. That son John 
was living in 1624, when he was named in his brother 
Roger's will. He was a clothier. In 1624 John Osmond, of 
Tiverton, leaves a bequest to Robert Puddington. No trace 
of the will or settlement of the estate of John Puddington 
has been found. I consider that he was the father of the 
Robert, the legatee of John Osmond, who I suppose to be a 
son of Elizabeth. 

Robert Puddington, of Tiverton, Sr., in his will, wit- 
nessed by the Walter Puddington named above, makes his 
brother, George Puddington, overseer. Were not Robert, 
George, and Walter sons of John the son of Andrew? 

The following notes, from Chancery proceedings, and the 
will of Robert, and the mention in the lay subsidies, supply 
all the information we have of this branch of the family : 

The legal complications, the visitations of flood and fire 
which visited Tiverton, and from which this family suffered 
severely, are ample reasons why, between 1636 and 1641, 
members of the family would be attracted by George's colo- 
nization projects. George and Robert Puddington, of New 
England, are first mentioned in New England records in 
April and May, 1640. George died in 1647, and from the 
dates of presumed birth of his children it is probable he was 
born about 1600. If, as I suppose to be the case, he was 
one of the three sons of Robert, of Tiverton, who died 1631 
(Joshua, of London, and Robert, of Portsmouth, N.E., being 


the others), his uncle George was then (1641) living in Tiv- 
erton, and was that year engaged in a continuation of the 
lawsuits in which his brother and nephews had also been 
involved. An examination of the parish registers of Tiver- 
ton would, very likely, supply the lacking proof by furnish- 
ing the baptisms of the children of George the emigrant. 

(To be continued.') 


Wolfe was born in the little village of Westerham in 
1727. The place has changed but little since that time. 
The surrounding country is rich in natural beauty and in 
historic interest. Not many miles away is the famous water- 
ing-place, Tunbridge Wells. The life of the place in the 
last century has been made famous by Thackeray in the 
'Virginians." In the neighborhood are many famous 
country seats, among which are Penshurst, the ancient home 
of the Sidneys, of whom the most famous was Sir Philip ; 
Erridge, the home of the great Nevill family ; and Hever, the 
hirthplace of fair Anne Boleyn. 

The Wolfe family had no Kentish associations. Colonel 
Wolfe, the general's father, was born in the north of Eng- 
land, and had moved to Westerham only a few months 
before his son was born. His ancestors, undoubtedly, be- 
longed to the Green Isle, that nursing ground of military 
heroes. In Cork, Tipperary, and Limerick, at the present 
flay, many representatives of the family are found. 

When Colonel Wolfe arrived in Westerham with his 
recently married wife, a Yorkshire lady, he settled in the 
1 1 oarage. There James was born. The house is still occu- 
lted, and the little room in which the hero first saw light is 
,J pen to inspection. The family did not remain there long, 


but moved to a larger residence, when the baby was only a 
few weeks old. This house, now known as " Quebec House," 
was Wolfe's home for twelve years. It is a quaint, gabled 
Elizabethan manor-house, with old -fashioned ■, low-roofed 
apartments, a wainscoted hall, and gloomy corridors. The 
attic is a maze of small, irregular rooms, dark and crooked 
passages, and mysterious recesses, in which one can well 
imagine James Wolfe often exercised his boyish imagination. 
Here was born another son, Edward, likewise a soldier, who 
died when quite a young man. 

The most interesting feature of Westerham is Squerryes 
Court, a fine old manor-house, dating back to the time of 
Charles II. , the home of an old Kentish family, the Wardes, 
who have given man}' brave soldiers to the British army. 
Squerryes Court is the chief repository of the relics of 

Wolfe's boy friends and playmates were John and George 
Warde, the sons of the proprietor of that day. In the park 
is a column, surmounted by an urn, erected by his Squerryes 
friends some years after Wolfe's death, to mark the spot on 
which he stood one da} r during his Christmas vacation in 
1741, when the letter containing the king's commission to 
his first position in the army, an ensign in bis father's regi- 
ment of marines, was placed in his hands. At the base of 
the column are written the following lines : 

" Here first was Wolfe with martial ardour fired, 
Here first with glory's brightest flame inspired ; 
This spot so sacred will forever claim 
A proud alliance with its hero's name." 

In the house there are two portraits of Wolfe. One of 
these was painted when he was fifteen years of age. It rep- 
resents him in the scarlet uniform of an ensign in the Twelfth 
Regiment of Foot, into which regiment Wolfe was exchanged 
from his father's regiment. The other is by Benjamin West, 
and is a copy of the portrait from his famous large composi- 
tion picture representing the Death of Wolfe, and was ex- 


ecnted to the order of the proprietor of Squerryes towards 
the end of the last century. Wolfe was a very plain man, 
positively ugly, according to one account. When fully grown 
he was over six feet in height, with lanky frame and narrow 
shoulders, gawky and ungainly both in figure and in gait. 
His profile has often been compared to the flap of an en- 
velope, owing to the projection of a sharply pointed nose, 
combined with an unusually receding chin and forehead. His 
complexion was pale and lustreless, and his hair of a brilliant, 
brick-red color. 

The full-face portrait of the boy soldier shows a frank and 
pleasant countenance, the eyes being particularly bright and 
lull of expression. 

A well-painted portrait of his mother also hangs at Squer- 
ryes. Mrs. Wolfe always exercised a marked influence over 

One of the most interesting possessions of Squerryes 
Court is the collection of the letters sent to her during his 
lifetime. The handwriting is very clear, plain, and easily 
read. Many of the letters are very interesting. One, the 
hist sent by him to his mother, is headed " Banks of the St. 
Lawrence," and is dated "August 31st, 1759." 

In it he refers to the disappointment caused him by the 
prolongation of the siege. His words run : 

f The enemy puts nothing to risk and I can't in conscience 
put the whole army to risk. The Marquis de Montcalm is 
M the head of a great number of bad soldiers and I am at the 
bead of a small number of good ones, that wish for nothing 
but to fight him, but the wary old fellow avoids an action, 
doubtful of the behavior of his army. People must be of the 
profession to understand the disadvantages and difficulties 
Xv e labor under from the uncommon natural strength of the 

Along with the letters arc the various commissions held by 
" olfc in the army. He became an ensign about his fifteenth 
J***, fought at Dcttingen, in which campaign he acted as an 



adjutant, and was made a captain at seventeen. In his next 
year he became a brigade-major, and as such fought at the 
battles of Falkirk and Culloden against Prince Charlie. At 
the age of twenty-three he was a lieutenant-colonel and had 
fought in seven campaigns. At the age of twenty-nine he 
was a full colonel. This rapid advancement of one who was 
without influence was remarkable in a period when appoint- 
ments in all the public services were distributed through 
favoritism or by corrupt means. 

Wolfe was a hard student and very early in his career was 
regarded as one of the foremost military authorities in Brit- 
ain. In war and peace he was constantly studying the con- 
tinental military systems and fortifications. In his practical 
work he was one of the most successful of men. He was an 
enthusiast in his profession — so enthusiastic that many 
thought him a madman. The Duke of Newcastle one day ex- 
pressed this opinion to the king. "Mad, is he?" said His 
Majesty ; "then all I can say is this, I hope he'll bite some of 
my generals." 

William Pitt, an unrivalled judge of men, selected him 
out of hundreds of senior officers to £0 to the siesre of Louis- 
burg as second in command to Amherst. The great minister 
again picked out Wolfe when the Quebec campaign was de- 
cided upon. He was then a colonel, only thirty-two years 
of age. The title of major-general was conferred upon 
him especially for the campaign in America. The sword 
worn by Wolfe at the time of death is now in the United 
Service Institution. Some time ago an account was pub- 
lished of the discovery of Wolfe's sword at Quebec. This 
could scarcely have been his field sword. Wolfe's body was 
embalmed and taken in state to England. There was a 
solemn reception of the remains at Portsmouth, whence they 

were conveyed to Greenwich for interment. The soldier's 


sword was not left behind at Quebec, but accompanied the 
bod}-. After the funeral it came into the possession of 
George Warde. — J. Clarence Webster, in St. John Sun, 




• \ 



The following statements and conclusions are based upon 
a consideration of all the facts and records which I have been 
able to find. It is of course possible that there may be 
records which would modify in some particulars the results 
of this study ; but only in a few respects is such a modifica- 
tion likely to be made. In all essential points the following 
conclusions are founded upon records which are not liable to 
alteration : 

In 1616 a Thomas Webber was quartermaster in Capt. 
Edward Brawnde's vessel, which came on the New England 
coast, fishing. There is no evidence that they made any 
settlement or stopped long on the coast. The only account 
I have found of the voyage is the fragment of a letter pub- 
lished in the N. E, Hist, and Geneal. Reg,, 1894, p. 250. 

The earliest settler named Webber, in New England, of 
*vhom I have found record was Thomas Webber, mariner, 
*vho was in Boston in 1643. His wife was Sarah. His 
children were Sarah, b. 5 Oct., 1643; Barthsheba, b. 24 
July, 1648 ; Thomas, b. 2 Dec, 1650 ; Mehitabel, b. 10 Apr., 
1*52 ;d. 7 July, 1652. 

In 1657 Sarah Webber was appointed to administer the 
i -tate of her husband, Thomas Webber, of Saint Katherinos, 
BUriner. They had a daughter Sarah. The widow had 
carried JohnPearse, of Stebonheath, alias Stepney, County 
Middlesex, England. [Suffolk Probate Records, 3, 64.] 
* here are a few other unimportant items on record as to 
\n\8 Webber. The history of his children is uncertain. 

A John Webber and wife Sarah owned land in Marblehead 
previous to 1650. 



In 1629 John Parker, Sr., with his wife Mary settled on 
an island in the mouth of the Kennebeck river, called Ras- 
keagan [otherwise spelled Reskegan, Roscohegan, Erasco- 
hegan], later known as Parker's island, now Georgetown. 
The southerly end of the island is now known as Parker's 
point or head. In 1643 he bought it of the Indians. John 
Parker and his wife Mary had a son, John ; a daughter, 

In 1650 a Thomas Webber lived on the upper end of this 
island, owning it with John Parker, Jr., whose sister Mary 
he married. In 1654 Thomas Webber, with others, took 
the oath of fidelity to Plymouth Colony, under William 
Bradford. — Maine Hist. Soc. Col., Vol. 2, p. 189, et seq. 

9 May, 1660, Thomas Webber received from the Indians 
a large tract of land lying on the western side of Kennebeck 
river over against Arousicke island (now called Arrowsick). 

3 June, 1661, John Parker makes over to his sister, Mary 
Webber, a tract of land on the west side of Kennebeck river, 
between that river and Casco bay. 

The Indians attacked the settlements along the Maine 
coast in 1675, and again in 1688. Peace was established 
only in 1698-9. A large part of the coast was overrun by 
the Indians, the settlers driven away or massacred. Many 
records of the eastern part of the colony were destroyed at 
this time. 

Thomas Webber, about the time of the second Indian war, 
moved to Charlestown with most of his family. 

" Coll: Elisha Hutchinson in right of and assignee to John 
Dollen, Some time of Munhcgan Since Resident of Salem, 
claims All that Tract of Land beit more or less y l Thomas 
Webber late of Kennebeck, Sometime Since Resident in 
Charlestown, formerly lived upon and of right belonging and 
appertaining to him which is Situate and lying at Kenebeck 
River neer Row Sick Island " . . . dated June 25, 1684. 
— Boole of Eastern Claims, Maine Hist, and Geneal. Re- 
corder 8, 1895; p. 19. 



It is said that he died previous to 1692. His wife, Mary 
Webber, was at Charlestown in that year, aged 53. She 
was baptized in the First Church in 1695, being then a 
widow. She died between 1700 and 1715. — Wyman's 
Estates. Record of First Church, Charlestown. 

After the country had become quiet many of the earlier 
settlers returned to Falmouth and reclaimed their estates. 
Landmarks and boundaries had been destroyed. Hence 
those who survived took oath as to the location and boun- 
daries of their own and their neighbors' estates, and the Book 
of Eastern Claims was compiled. This has been in part 
transcribed by Mrs. M. J. Moore, and published in the 
Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder. 

Some passages of this Book of Eastern Claims confirm in 
pail what has been stated, and also give the names of some 
of Thomas Webber's children. 

"William Browne Esq 1- , claims Two Thirds of an Island 
railed Reskhegon, bought of Thomas Webber . . . Scit- 
uate between Sakadehock and Kenebeck River, one of ye 
Two thirds of Said Island Sometime belonging to John Par- 
ker." — Maine Hist, and Geneal. Rec, 1893, p. 150. 

rf Jno. Skillon claimes ... a parcel of Land and 
halfe a Mill . . . purchased of Samuel Webber y e 23 d 
of Nov 1625, lying in Cascobay in y e Town of ifalmouth. 
The River whereon the Mill Stood is commonly known & 
called by the name of Land Creek." — lbi d., 1889, p. 

" Mary Webber : Relict of Tomas Webber, late of Casco 
bay Deced. In behalfe of her Selfe and children claims one 
hundred and thirty acres of Upland and Swampy land in 
Jlnlmouth in sd. Cascobay, being the Town Grant." — Ibid., 
1888, p. 157. 

' Mary Webber Claimes as Widow of Tho s Webber Deced. 
for her Selfe & Children A Tract of Land lying on y e West 
Slue of Kennebeck River ouer Ag et part of Arowsics Jsland, 


the up er part there of beginning at a point on y° Lower 
Side of a Cove before y e house y* was William Cooles and 
So torun down ward to a part of an Jslancl Called Cheer 
Jsland & torun down into y e Woods three miles purchased 
by her s d Husband Tho s Webber by Indian Sagamore Deed, 
dat: 29: May 1660/'— Ibid., 1893, p. 151. 

" Joseph Webber Claimes from Mary webber his mother 
one whole Seventh part of all that Tract or p r cell of Land 
and the meadow formerly given her by her Brother John 
Parker Deced." — Ibid., 1893, p. 152. 

"James Webber deposes 9 March 1718-19 That he lived in 
Casco . . . that the town granted to Thomas Webber 
a mill privileg on Long Creek which his son Samuel sold to 
John Shillings." — Nonesuch Point, Maine Hist, and Geneal. 
Bee, 1889, p. 378. \ 

From other documents we learn that the town granted the 
mill privilege to Samuel. The original grant, however, may 
have been to Thomas ; he did not improve the property ; the 
grant was then, in 1681, renewed to his son Samuel with the 
condition that the mill should be erected within six months. 

From Maine Deeds and Maine Wills more can be learned 
as to these earh Webbers. 

"Nathan Webber of Boston in y e County of Suffok in New 
England, Marriner, only Son heir of John Webber late of 
Boston Marriner sendeth Greeting. Know ye that whereas 
my Grandfather Thomas Webber formerly of Kenebunk 
River husbandman and my Grandmother Mary Webber did 
by virtue of an Indian deed to my sd. Grandfather dated — 
and a deed of Gift from my Great. uncle John Parker to my 
sd Grandmother dated — did possess and Enjoy Land . . . 
until driven thence by y e Indian Warr and both died siezed 
of the same . . . and whereas y e s d Thomas Webber and 
Mary Webber had five sons and one daughter at y e time of 
their decease So that Two full Seventh parts of s d land does 
descend unto & of right belong to me As heir of y e Eldest 


Son. Now Know ye that I y e s d Nathan Webber sell to 
John Wentworth of Portsmouth." 

H Abigail Newman of Boston widow only daughter of John 
Webber dec d Eldest Son of Thomas Webber formerly of 
Kenebeck " assigns her share for £3 21 Feb. 1715/6. 

Nathaniel Webber, described as a sawyer, of Boston, sells 
to John Wentworth et al. one-seventh part of land, which he 
received from his father, Thomas Webber, of Kennebunk, and 
mother, Mary Webber. His uncle was John Parker. Dated 
14 Feb., 1715/6. No wife signs with him. — Maine Deeds, 
VIII. , Fol. 148. 

James Webber, mariner, of Boston, sells to John Went- 
worth et al. one-seventh of a lot of land which belonged to 
his father Thomas Webber . . . and his mother Mary ; 
also, one-seventh part more which he bought of his brother 
Samuel. 19 Mar. 1715/6. No wife signs. — Maine Deeds, 
VIII., Fol. 150. 

Mary Webber of Charles Town Mass., late of Kenebeck 
in the Province of Maine, Widdow, for good will etc., gives 
to her son Joseph Webber of Yarm° County Barnstable, 
Mass., one-seventh part tract or parcel of Land given her 
by her brother John Parker late of s d Kenebeck, Maine 
deceased. Dated 16 July 1700. — Maine Deeds, VI. , Fol. 

Joseph Webber, of Yarmouth, later sells this land to 
Thomas Sturgis, 11 Sept., 1700. No wife signs. — Maine 
Deeds, VI., Fol. 144. 

From these documents we lea? n that Thomas Webber, of 
r almouth, moved from Casco bay to Charlestown, died leav- 
ing sons John, Samuel, Joseph, James, Nathaniel, and one 
'laughter of whom we know nothing. John, James, and 
Nathaniel were in Boston with their mother, Mary ; Joseph 
w ent to Yarmouth ; of Samuel's whereabouts no information 
given. John died before 1716, leaving two children, 
*^ ft than and Abigail ; Abigail married a Newman. 

As to the dates of birth of these children. A deposition 


is recorded [Maine Deeds, IV. , FoL 24] , among other papers, 
of the date of Oct., 1684. There is no date to the deposi- 
tion, but as the deeds preceding and following are both 
dated Oct., 1684, it is reasonable to assign it to that year. 
"The testimony of John Webber aged about 28 years." 
This would give the date of his birth, 1656. 

In 1681 Falmouth granted a mill privilege to Samuel 
Webber. If he was then twenty-three he was born about 

Joseph Webber owned land in Falmouth in 1683 [Book 
of Eastern Claims, Maine Hist, and Geneal. Rec, 1887, 
p. 281]. He must have been of age then, so he may have 
been born about 1660. 

James Webber, a mariner or boatman, is recorded by 
Wyman as living in Charlestown, b. probably 1665 ; d. 
March, 1729, in his 64 year. 

James, son of Thomas, was a mariner, living 1715 in 
Boston, his mother living in Charlestown. These items evi- 
dently refer to the same person. James, first child, was born 
8 Feb., 1696/7. 

Nathaniel Webber, sawyer, was baptized in the First 
Church, Charlestown, 13 April, 1697, being about 2Q years 
old. This would place his birth in 1671. It is not probable 
there were at that time two Nathaniel Webbers, sawyers, of 
about same age, so this must be Nathaniel, son of Thomas, of 
Falmouth, born 1671. 

I have found no records referring to the daughter. As 
there is so long an interval between the birth of James and 
Nathaniel she may have been born in that interval, or there 
may have been children who did not survive their father. 

As near, then, as can be judged from the above, the chil- 


dren of Thomas and Mary Webber, of Falmouth, were : 

John, b. about 1G56. 
Samuel, b. about 1658. 
Joseph, b. about 1660. 
James, b. about 1665. 



Daughter, b. about — . 
Nathaniel, b. about 1671. 

In all these documents there is not a hint that Thomas 
Webber had any other wife than Mary Parker. Had there 
been children by a first wife they should have inherited a 
part of their father's estate, and John could not have been the 
eldest son. Except by will they could not have been excluded 
from their inheritance, and even then would have been men- 
tioned; but there was no will — the claims of inheritance are 
made as heirs of their father intestate. It must be, then, that 
Mary Parker was- the only wife of Thomas Webber and the 
above children his only heirs. 

Samuel did not go to Boston with the rest of the family, 
he went to Gloucester, and later returned to Maine, to York, 
the only one of the family who returned to the vicinity of 
their old home. 


The British Society of Arts appointed a committee to look 
into this evil and to make such recommendations as should 
«eem fit. The report points out the wonderful difference in 
•lurability between the books which have come down to us 
Irom the Middle Ages and those of the last two decades. 
JVo forms of deterioration are observed. One is disintegra- 
tion and the other is discoloration. 

Actual disintegration has been brought to light in papers 

m all grades, from those of the best quality as regards the 

' 'rous materials of which they are composed, i.e., rag 

Papers; also, of course, in those of lowest quality, i.e., con- 

uUQing mechanical wood pulp in large proportions. The 

*'oks examined had in certain cases been subject to ordinary 

°Bditions of storage and use ; the effect in such cases is 

^pendent of wear ar. d tear. It is the result of chemical 

tange of the fibres themselves. In other cases the damages 


could be traced to the effects of illuminating gas upon the 
atmosphere of the rooms in which the books had been stored. 
It may be generally concluded that all papers are liable to 
such extreme chemical change, i.e., resulting in disinte- 
gration . 

As to the causes determining such changes. In the ea 



of the rag papers examined the effects appear to be due to 
acid bodies. In the case of mechanical wood pulp the effect - 
are traceable to oxidation pure and simple ; the disintegra- 
tion is accompanied by a basic or. alkaline reaction of the 

Discoloration may be said also to affect all papers more or 
less. It takes various forms ; the most marked effect is :i 
darkening of color, which spreads inward from the margins, 
but a common case is that of a uniform discoloration. The 
latter would be the result of changes in the paper itself; the 
former is determined by external agency, such as the action 
of an atmosphere charged with the products of combustion 
of coal gas. It is a complex effect ; that is, while it may be 
the indirect result of the action of both acids and oxidants 
upon the constituents of the paper, it is immediately pro- 
duced by changes in products of such action ; or, again, 
where starch is present in the paper, discoloration may arise 
from products which this substance furnishes under the 
action of acids. 

The bleaching agents used to produce intense whiteness 
often destroy the strength and elasticity of the fibre, and 
this is especially true when, instead of rags, mechanical 
wood pulp is employed as raw material. Within certain 
limits "loading" with china clay and other earths is allow- 
able, inasmuch as the process lends opacity and improves 
the texture of the paper; but beyond a given point (which 
the committee puts at ten per cent, of the total weight of the 
paper) loading prejudices the strength of the product and 
otherwise impairs its quality. 

In regard to what is called texture the committee observe? 


Uiut a close and well-compacted sheet is especially necessary 
for printing papers. The buyer (or consumer) ought to 
bear this in mind, and in selecting papers for publications of 
i>ennanent value to see that close texture has been obtained 
by the more legitimate method of mechanical preparation. 
This must be insisted upon. 



The history of Reading, Mass., page 60, shows the birth of 
Mehitable, daughter of Benjamin and Mercy (Flint) Damon, 
in 1715. She is said to have married, in 1745, Nathaniel 
Bancroft, of Sherburne. 

Benjamin Damon died Aug. 21, 1771, aet. 79. 

Ebenezer Briant died June 18, 1790, ret. 79. 

Mehitable Briant, wife of Ebenezer Briant, died Sept. 19, 
1790, set. 76. 

All the above from gravestones in Manchester, Conn. 

Marcy Damon, wife of Benjamin, died 26 April, 1740. — 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, Vol. XIII., page 146. 

Will of Benjamin Damon, dated 1764, proved 3 Sept., 
1771. Recorded in Vol. XXL, Hartford Probate Records. 
Wife Susanna ; sons Benjamin and David ; daughters Mehit- 
able Bryant, Martha Hills, Abi S wetland, Elizabeth Wick- 
ham ; granddaughter Lucy Damon. 

Benjamin Damon had land in Coventry, in 1746. — Coven- 
try Records. 

Ebenezer Briant and Mehitable Dunham married 29 July, 
1736. Dunham, Mrs. Dimock, who prepared the records for 
publication, assures me is an error of the copyist for Damon. 

Ebenezer, son of Abraham and Sarah Briant, boru 1712. 
— ■ History of Reading, page 93. 

It is plain from the above facts that Mehitable, daughter 
of Benjamin Damon, married Ebenezer Briant and not Na- 
tbaniel Bancroft. 



(Continued from page 2.) 

Rev. John Higginson, brother of Nicholas, of Leire, and 
undoubtedly son of Nicholas, was bred at Jesus College, 
Cambridge; B.A., 1564/5; M.A., 1568. 

He was instituted to the perpetual vicarage of Claybrooke, 
County Leicester, 23 Jan., 1571/2 (Institution books at 
Public Record Office — Chester). The Rev. A. Macauley, 
in his " History and Antiquities of the Parish of Claybrooke," 
on page 90, prints the customs belonging to the parishioners 
of Ullesthorp, Bittesby, Wibtoft, and Wigston Paiva, which 
are comprised in the Easter Roll. "Remembrance of the 
customs and manners of tything used in the Parish of Clay- 
brooke in the County of Leicester and allowed by Mr. John 
Higginson, clerke, vicar there now almost two and fifty years 
together and by the freeholders and inhabitants whose names 
are subscribed. A. D. 1623.' 

From the register of the parish of Claybrooke, now in the 
possession of Lord Bray, it appears that he was buried 10 
Feb., 1624. 

His will, dated 4 Dec, 1623, was proved 2 April, 1624, 
by the relict. He directs that Mr. John Picksley, 1 citizen 
and clothier, of Coventry, shall convey to his wife Elizabeth 
and such one of his two sons William and Nathaniel as shall 
be most dutiful, a cottage in Claybrooke, etc. He also 
names sons John, to whom £5, William, who is to remain 
with his mother, and Nicholas, to whom 3 sh., and Nathaniel, 
to whom £20. To grandson Nicholas Higginson £10, and 
to granddaughter Priscilla Higginson £5. 

1 His will does not mention the Hi2£inson9. It is at Lichfield 



From the Act Book of the Com. Court of the Bishop of 
Lincoln in the Archdeaconry of Leicester it appears that 
probate was allowed on the will of John Higginson, late vicar 
of Claybrooke, presented by Francis Higginson, of the city 
of Leicester, and Thomas Coleman, of Stretton Parva. 

"There is a tradition in the Marlow (England) branch of 
the family that this venerable clergyman, from whom they 
are also descended, lived and did his duty as a clergyman till 
the age of one hundred and four, and was then drowned 
by the sudden rising of a brook as he was returning from 
church." — Col. J. W. Higginson, in " Life of Francis Hig- 
yinson" page 4. 

Children of Rev. John Higginson : 

Nathaniel, who of the children named in his father's will re- 
ceives by far the largest portion (£20). His baptism is not 
on record. 

The following years are still missing in the register : 
1567, 68/9, 70/1, 73/4, 78/9, 81/2, 83/4, 94/7, all beginning 
with 29 Sept. 

John, bapt. 25 April, 1575 ; died in infancy. 

Dorothy, bapt. 24 April, 1576 ; married 26 Dec, 1598, 
William Gilbard. 

Priscilla, bapt. 22 Sept., 1578. 

John, bapt. 14 Dec, 1580; buried 26 May, 1585. 

John, bapl. 27 Oct., 1585. 

Francis, bapt. 6 Aug., 1586 ; emigrated to New England. 

William, bapt. 15 May, 1589 ; named in father's will ; married 
28 Oct., 1629, Francis Palmer. 

Catherine (Catren), bapt.. 18 May 1591 ; married 22 April, 
1619, Thomas Coleman. 

** art * n '£bapt.4Feb.,1593. 
Mary, $ 

Nicholas, bapt. 24 March, 1594. 

George, bapt. 25 Dec, 1607. 

Nicholas, bapt. 19 March, 1608; died about 1649 (?). 

Grace, bapt. 13 May, 1610. 

Klizabetb, bapt. 8 Dec, 1611; buried 13 July, 1613. 

Judith, bapt. 23 May, 1613 ; died 17 Oct., 1613. 


The old MSS. quoted by Colonel Higginson, in "Life of 
Francis Higginson," states that the Eev. John Higginson had 
children as follows : 

John, " a gentleman that kept high company." 


Nathaniel, "he was owner of a castle in Ireland, but lost in 
the rebellion." 

Nicholas, " he was father of Henry the goldsmith in Liver- 


And four daughters, " married to Andrews, Coleman, Gilbert, 
and Perkins." 

If the above record is strictly correct, and it is proven to 
be very nearly so, then Rev. John named no less than three 
of his daughters Elizabeth. Such a proceeding at a trifle 
earlier date was not uncommon, and may have been followed 
in this case. The parish register of Claybrooke gives the 
marriage of 

Elizabeth Higginson to Edward Androse, 5 Jan., 1607. 


Colonel Chester found the will of John Perkins, of Austey, 
County Warwick, gentleman, dated 1 April, 1618, proved, 
2 July, 1618, in which he gives to his brother-in-law and his 
wife £10, and to each of their children 5 marks. 

Another interesting will is that of Timothy Higginson, of 
Claybrooke, Master of Arts and Fellow of St. John's College 
at Cambridge. He made his will 20 May, 1604, which was 
proved 30 Sept., 1606. His sister, Elizabeth Higginson, is 
made sole heir ; his property consisted of a tenement and 
lands in Claybrooke. {Leicestershire Wills.) Of especial 
interest is the signature of William Gilbarte, as one of the 
two witnesses, the other being Gabriel Smallwood. * r The 
History of St. John's College," by Baker, shows that Timothy 
Higginson was admitted to a fellowship on the founder's 
foundation, 26 March, 1602, and that he was born in Leices- 


As we have not the date of the marriage of Elizabeth Per- 
kins, and as neither she nor Timothy appears in the will of 
the Rev. John Higginson, it may be that this disposition of 
Timothy's estate provided for one of the children ; or it 
may be that these two were nephews of Rev. John. A plaus- 
ible suggestion, if we accept the burial of Nicholas Higgin- 
son to be that of the minister's father, as he probably left 
other children. 

William Gilbart, it will be noted, was the name of the hus- 
band of Dorothy Higginson. 

Colonel Higginson refers to Nicholas' Leicester to show that 
John, the son "who kept high company," was he who was a 
freeholder at Leire, an adjoining parish of Claybrooke ; but 
it is more likely that John, of Leire, was a nephew of the 

At Frowlesworth, a parish adjoining both Leire and Clay- 
brooke, according to the parish register, was buried 12 Oct., 
1667, John Higginson, yeoman. As shown above, there was 
a marriage between the Higginsons and Staresmores, a gentle 
family of Frowlesworth. 

Other suggestions may be drawn from the notes appended 
regarding the fligginsons of Ireland. 

Claybrooke register also gives : 

Nicholas, son of Edmond and Priscilla Higginson, bapt. . 

Blanche Higginson, buried 26 April, 1577. 
Thoraa9 Higginson, buried 18 Sept., 1577. 

Indenture or recognizance in £40, dated 17 Oct., 10 James 
I. (1612), from John Higginson, Jr., of Little Clerebrook, 
County Leicester, yeoman, and John Higginson, Sr., of the 
same, clerk to Francis Bradgate, of Little Peatlinge, County 
Leicester, that the said Bradgate shall occupy three yard 
lands in Ulesthrope and Cieibrooke, bought of Robert Fryer 
by deed 29 Sept., 7 James I., and also a messuage and tene- 
ment, with a backside and close in Ulesthrope, bought of 
Edward Hudson, and a cottage at the barn, a barn and close 

■ i 



occupied by Thomas Paine, all late in occupancy of John 
Higginson, the younger, without molestation from said John 
Higginson, Jr., orSr., or of Robert Fryer, or of John Salis- n 
bury. — Close Rolls, 10 James I., Part 43, JVb. 130. 

John Higginson, of Claybrooke, brewer, 15 July, 1622 
[then in London], one of several witnesses against Capt. 
Forbes, Rochelle privateer, in favor of the French ambas- 
sador. It would appear that the witnesses were needy men 
who had wasted their means waiting for Forbes, with whom 
they were in league. — (Dom. State Papers, Jos. I., Vol. 
132, No. 42.) 

Elizabeth Higginson, of f Cleabrooke," spinster, married 
Robert Ward, of Noborne, Warwickshire, laborer, 15 Sept., 

[The old family record, quoted by Colonel Higginson in his 
account of the " Life of Francis Higginson," page 4, states that 
Nathaniel, the third son of the Rev. John Higginson, of Clay- 
brooke, " was owner of a castle in Ireland, but lost in the rebellion." 

The following mentions of Higginsons in connection with Ireland 
are found in the Reports of the Historical Commission : 

John Higgason, of Sir James Curie's company, formerly in gar- 
rison at Carrick-on-Shannon, prays for discharge. Is a handicrafts 
man. 11 June, 1664. — Appendix, 0th Report, p. 136. 

Nicholas Higginson, M.A., states that after being turned out of 
house with wife and seven children, he had to travel sixty miles to 
Dublin with a child on his back, etc. His house was at Bealtirbirt, 
County Cavan, and he was turned out by the rebels. Dated 23 
July, 1641. — Appendix, 5th Report. 

In 1646 a Nathaniel Higginson was a witness against Birming- 
ham men of acts of delinquency, and the bearer of a letter to the 
Committee. — Report of the Committee for the Advance of Money* 

This latter entry doe3 not pertain to Ireland, but is here inserted 
in connection with the above. 

Richard Higginson, as a soldier in Dublin, 1644. 

Thomas Higginson, witness, and (probably with wife) the legatee 
of John Fowke, of Drogheda, 1657. 

Nicholas Higginson, soldier in Dublin, 1644. 

The Higginsons, of Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland, are de- 


cecdrd from Philip, son of one of the name who accompanied 
William III. into Ireland. They bear arms; sable, three towers 
in fess argent, between six trefoils slipped, three in chief, three 
in base or. Crest, out of 'a tower proper a derm-griffin segreant 
vert armed, and beaked or.] 

[Higginson, of Leigh and Liverpool. The mention of Henry 
Higginson, the goldsmith, of Liverpool, above, leads to the inser- 
tion of the following notes in this place : 

In spite of the somewhat suggestive names of Francis and 
Nicholas, in the Liverpool family, it is quite probable that family 
was an offshoot from the Higginsons of Leigh, a place within 
twenty miles of Liverpool (Lowton is about fifteen miles distant). 

Adam Higginson, of Leigh, was buried 25 Oct., 1569 ; another 
Adam was buried 29 July, 1584, and his wife (presumably) on the 
30 Oct., 1594. Other burials in that century were: James, 24 
Dec, 1592; Samuel, 29 Nov., 1582; wife of Thomas, 26 Dec, 
1589; William, 6 Mar., 1592/3; wife of William, 27 July, 1591; 
William, 26 Oct., 1596. 

Francis Higginson was bapt. 16 Nov., 1617; buried 3 Feb., 
1622/3; Henry was bapt. 21 Feb., 1621/2, both of Tildisley. 
Many other baptisms and marriages occur in the early part of the 
17th century, several as of Lowton. 

The following are from Colonel Chester's notes : 

Commission to William Higginson and William Madock, uncles 
to Robert, Alice, and Margaret Higsinson, children of Francis 
Higginson, deceased, citizen of Chester, 8 May, 1600. — Chester 
Consistory Court. 

William Higginson, of Liverpool, blacksmith, in his will dated 
8 May, 1639, proved 21 Sept., 1639, mentions wife Margaret, 
daughter Margaret, wife of James Foster, sons Edward, John, 
Ralph, Nicholas, William, daughter Ann. Witnessed by James 
Higginson. — Wills at Chester. 

John Higginson married Elizabeth Foster, spinster. License 
granted 23 Nov., 1621.] 


Alan Hickynsonne, B.A., 18 Jan., 1552/3, as" Higgins," Fellow 
of Baliel College, 1557-60. M.A., 1 July, 1557. 

(He would seem to be the Allan Higginson so often men- 
tioned in the group of Barkeswell wills, "Allan the clerke.") 


RALrH Higglnson, E.A., 10 June, 1569. 

Nicholas Higgiksox, B.A., from Christ College as Higson, 22 

July, 1606. (Is it possible he was of Ireland 1641?) 
Samuel Higgixsox, son of William, of Chester, plebeian. Corpus 

Christi College. Matriculated 20 May, 1642, set 17. 
Johx Higgixsox, son of John, of Tilley in Salop, plebeian. Christ 

College. Matriculated 12 March, 1705/6, set 17. 
Thomas Higgixsox, of Country Salop, plebian. Queens College. 

Matriculated 7 Nov., 1600, set 17. 
Thomas Higgixsox, admitted Christ College, Cambridge, 9 May, 

1645. Scholar of Brazenose College, 1648. B.A. 3 Nov., 1648. 

Perhaps vicar of church at Minshull, Chesire ; ejected 1662, 

for conformity. 

(To be continued.) 


(Continued from Vol. V., page 178.) 

1738. May 8, John, son of John Winter, Jun. ; Susanna, 
dau. of Dorothy Harrington. 

May 15, Lucy, dau. of Stephen Spalding. 
22, Keuben, son of Lebbeus Graves. 
June 5, Miriam, dau. of Boaz Stearns. 

12, Simeon, son of Samuel and Mary . 

- July 24, Asa, son of David Day. 
31, Ruth, dau. of Ama (illegible). 
Aug. 8, Tabitha, dau. of (illegible). 
21, Timothy, son of (illegible). 
Sept. 11, John, son of Daniel (illegible). 
25, Benjamin, sod of John and- Miriam Burley. 
Oct. 16, Phebc, dau. of Nathaniel Patten. 
Oct. 30, Benoni, son of Elizabeth Leavens. 
1738. Jan. 1, Elisabeth, dau. of John and Susan Knight. 
Jan. 8, Martha, dau. of Thomas Bateman. 
Jan. 22, Lydia, dau. of Samuel and Rachel Knight. 
Jan. 29, Calvin, son of John and Mehitable Hallowell. 




Feb. 25, Jehiel, son of Eleazer Brooks ; Noah, son of 
Jonathan Cady. 

May 7, Elisha, son of Ephraim Whitmore. 

June 4, Mehitable, daughter of Thomas Gould. 

June 11, Abner, son of John Church; Elisabeth, dau. of 
Jacob Cumins. 

June 18, Asa, son of John Church, Jun. ; Barzillai, son 
of Stephen Russell. 

July 2, Zeruiah, dau. of Eleazer Warren. 

July 9, Isaac, son of Timothy and Elisabeth Parkhurst ; 
Martha, dau. of Benjamin Burrill. 

July 30, Mary, dau. of Stephen Mighill. 

Aug. 20, Mary, dau. of John and Hannah Evans, 

Aug. 27, Sarah, dau. of Nathaniel and Abigail Collar. 

Sept. 3, Sarah, dau. of Joseph and Zerviah Hutchins. 

Oct. 8, Squire, son of John and Pegge Priest. 

Oct. 15, Abigail, dau. of David Waters. 

29, John, son of Sarah, wife of John Pooler. 

Nov. 5, Jacob, son of Josiah and Lydia Hulett. 

Nov. 26, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Elisabeth Cady. 

Dec. 17, Zeruiah, dau. of David Russell, Jun. 

Dec. 24, Hannah, daughter of Hezekiah Cutler. 

1739. Jan. 22, Othniel and Levi, sons of Elisabeth and 
Levi Preston ; George, son of Nathaniel and Katharine 

Feb. 4, Sarah and Elisabeth, daughters of Joseph and 
Hannah Covell. 

Feb. 18, Svbil, dau. of Ensign Samuel Danielson. 

April 15, Darius, son of Joseph and Alice Leavens. 

April 22, Richard, son of Samuel Blose. 

May 13, Abiathar, son of William Blanchard. 

Ma}' 27, Mehitable, dau. of Daniel Whitmore. 

July 15, Israel, son of Jacob Cumins. 

July 29, Sarah, dau. of Boaz Stearns. 

Aug. 12, Daniel, son of Nathaniel Patten ; Hannah, dau. 
of John and Mary Winter. 




Aug. 19, Aaron, son of William and Mary Whitney; 
Alice, dau. of Joseph Bateman ; Bathsheba, dan. of David 

Aug. 26, Paul, son of Stephen and Sarah Brown. 

Sept. 9, Adonijah, son of Eleazer and Hannah Brooks. 

Sept. 23, Jotham, son of Joseph Symonds. *" 


(Dates illegible of the following:) 

Isaac, son of Enoch and Elisabeth Moffatt. 

William, son of Lebbeus and Amity Graves. 

Silas, son of Amos and Mary Pierce. 

Benjamin, son of Joseph and Sarah Mills. 

Sampson, son of Sampson and Sarah Howe. 

Mehitable, dau. of Michael and Sarah Adams. 

James,' son of John and Margaret Lee. _ 

Pain, son of Pain Converse. 

1740. Jan. 20, Stephen, son of James Bateman. 

Feb. 10, Isaac, son of Ebenezer and Anne Wilson. 

March 16, Ebenezer, son of Samuel and Rachacl Knight. 

March 30, Abilene, dau. of Jonathan and Betty Cady ; 
Olive, dau. of Dorothy, wife of Peter Harrington. 

April 27, Mary, dau. of Stephen and Lucy Russell. 

May 4, Abigail, Mary, and Judith, daus. of John and 
Bertha Fuller. 

May 18, Judith, dau. of Hemy Green, Jun. 

June 8, Simeon, son of John and Mary Leavens; Elisa- 
beth, dau. of Richard Whittemore ; Patience, dau. of 
Ephraim Whitmore. \ 

June 22, Davis, son of Stephen and Mary Spald\ng. 

July 6, John, son of John and Susanna Knight. 

July 27, Anna, dau. of John and Naomi Blunt. 

Aug. 10, Luther, son of John and Mehitable Hallowell. 

Aug. 17, Phebe, dau. of Mary, wife of Thomas Harris, 

Aug. 24, Josiah, son of John and Abigail Robbins. 

Aug. 3L, Anne, dau. of John and Susanna Church ; Sarah, 



dau. John and Miriam Burley ; Abigail, dau. of Joseph 
and Abigail Cheney ; Elisabeth, dau. of Jonathan Knight. 

Sept. 7, Allen, son of Sarah, wife of John Pooler. 

Sept. 14, Mary, dau. of Wyman and Abigail Hutchins. 

Oct. 5, Pamaris, dau. of Benjamin and Elisabeth Cady ; 
Amey, dau. of John Church, Jun., and Amey, his wife. 

Nov. 16, Sarah, dau. of Sergt. Benjamin Barrett. 

Dec. 21, Thankful, dau. of Daniel Whitmore. 

Dec. 28, Mehitable, daughter of Joseph Hutchins; John 
and Joseph, sons of John Firmin, Jun., and Elisabeth, his 

1740. Jan. 4, Experience, dau. of Joseph and Lydia 

Jan. 25, Isaac, son of David and Hannah Cady ; Hannah, 
dau. of Joseph and Mary Symonds. 

Feb. 22, Eliza, dau of David and Margarett Waters; 
Hannah, dau. of Samuel and Martha Bloise ; Mary, dau. of 
John and Abigail Robbins. 

March 15, Percy, dau. of David Russell, Jun., and Anna, 
his wife. 

March 22, Samuel, son of John and Elisabeth Felshaw. 

April 12, Patience, dau. of Timothy and Elisabeth Park- 

May 10, Keziah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah Covell. 

June 20, Azriel, son of William and Thankful Blanchard ; 
Bigilo, son of Samuel and Patience Lawrence. 

Baptisms performed by Neighboring Pastors. 

1716. Stephens, son of David Russell, baptized by Rev. 
Josiah Dwight. 

1717. Feb. 28, John, son of Thomas Gould, and Joseph, 
son of John Preston, baptized by Rev. Ebenezer Williams. 

July 20, David, son of David and Elizabeth Cutting, by 
Mr. Dwight. 

1730. April 19, Huidah, dau. of Jos. Symonds ; Elisa- 
beth, dau. of Ebenzer Wilson ; Eunice, dau. of Ensign 
Thomas Gould, baptized by Rev. Marston Cabot. 

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Dec, 19, Mary, dau. of David and Hannah Cady, Mr. 

1732. April 16, Mr. Cabot baptized Susanna, dau. of 
Benj. Barrett. 

June 28, Dauiaris, daughter of John Felshaw. 

Aug. 20, Alice, dau. of Joseph Leavens, Esq. 

1734. March 14, Joseph, son of Benjamin Barrett. 

1735. March 9, Peter, son of Isaac and Sarah Cutler. 

1737. July 10, Reuben, son of Andrew Philips, Jun. 

Nov. 20, John, son of John Felshaw, baptized by Rev. 

Abel Stiles. 

1739. Jan. 15, Mr. Cabot baptized Jerusha, daughter of 

John Leavens. 

March 11, Thankful, daughter of David and Hannah Cady. 

June 3, Susanna, dau. of Samuel Lawrence. 

1741. July 19, Rev. Joseph Coit baptized Katharine, 
daughter of Nathaniel Blanchard, and Joseph, son of Abi- 
gail, wife of Nathaniel Collar. 

July 26, Mr. Stiles baptized Abigail, dau. of Win. Whit- 

Aug. 23, Rev. Eph. Avory baptized Elisabeth, daughter 
of John and Hannah Evans. 

1742. March 21, Mr. Williams baptized David, son of 
Stephen Russell, and Mary, daughter of Cyprian Morse. 

June 13, Mr. Stiles baptized Sarah, dau. of Joseph Bate- 
man, and Luther, son of Jonathan Cady. 

June 22, Mr. Cabot baptized Paul, son of Stephen Brown. 

Aug. 29, Mr. Avery baptised Elisabeth, dau. of Ephraim 
Whitmore, and Abigail, daughter of John Robbins. 

1743. Jan. 13, Mr. Stiles baptized Ephraim, son of 
Eleazer Warren, and Zebulon, son of Sarah, wife of John 

March 20, Mr. Cabot baptized Asa, son of Daniel and 
Marcy Lawrence; Asa, son, and Hannah, daughter, of John 
and Mary Winter ; David, son of David and Hannah Cady ; 
Simon, son of Nath'l and Mary McKee ; Joseph, son of Ben- 
jamin and Elisabeth Cady ; Isaac, son of John and Amey 
Church; Joseph, son of Joseph and Zerviah Hutchins ; Zer- 
viah, dau. of Samuel Knight ; Mary, daughter of Thomas 

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159. Rebecca 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth l Alden). Born May 8, 1708. From her father's 
will we know she married a w Bagger " (probably meant for 
Badger). I do not find this family. From certain clues I 
surmise they went to Providence and that the husband's 
name was Jonathan. If so, he had a daughter who mar- 
ried a Noyes and had a son Oliver. She married, second, a 
Snow, of the Bridge water Snows. 

160. Mary 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Born Oct. 15, 1709. In 1765 "she had 
already received her part" from her father's estate. This 
looks as if she was married ; but if so, she was married to a 
Simmons. At the present date I have no other data. 

161. Benjamin 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Born Feb. 2, 1713; married by Rev. 
Richard Billings (Int. Nov. 9), Nov. 27, 1734, Mercy Tay- 
lor, daughter of Peter and Hannah (Wood) Taylor, born 
Feb. 24, 1717 ; died Oct. 3, 1776. He died March 16, 1788. 
In Old Cemetery : M In memory of Captain Benjamen Sim- 
mons, who died March 16, 1788;" also, "In memory of 
Mercy, wife of Capt. Benjamen Simmons, who died Oct. 3, 
1796, in ye 80 th . year of her age." 

His children were all born in Little Compton : 

793. Peter 5 Simmons, born May 19, 1735. 

794. Cornelius Simmons, bom March 15, 1737. 

795. Benjamin Simmons, born Dec. 2, 1739. 

796. Samuel Simmons, born July 24, 1742. 
."797. Hannah Simmons, born Feb. 21, 1745. 

* 798. Abigail Simmons, born Oct. 25, 1748. 

799. Mary Simmons, born July 31, 1753. 

800. Ichabod Simmons, born 10, 175C. 



162. Iehabod 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton, Jan. 6, 1715 ; 
died before 1750. We do not know whom he married, but 
from his father's will we find he had : 

801. Sarah 8 Simmons. 

802. Simon Simmons. 

803. Baley Simmons. 

804. Abigail Simmons. 

All under age in 1750. 

163. Peleg 4 Simmons (William, 3 Mercy - Pabodie, Eliz- 
abeth 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton, Dec. 21, 1716. 
Printed records say he died Jan. 4, 1829, but I feel sure 
there is a mistake in the year, probabty 1809. There is no 
tradition of very great age among his descendants. I spent 
an afternoon at Tiverton trying to find his will, or settle- 
ment of his estate, but the probate and town records are not 
indexed, and are all falling to pieces ; and soon, if something 
is not done, there will be none to consult. He lived the latter 
part of the time in Tiverton, near Adamsville, and the 
Massachusetts line. Married by Rev. Richard Billings 
(Int. Nov. 17), Dec. 19, 1739. Mary Brownell, daughter 
of Thomas and Mary (Crandall) Brownell, born July 15, 

Children on Tiverton Records : 

805. Thomas 5 Simmons, born Sept. 9, 1740. 

806. Moses Simmons, born Jan. 16, 1743. 

807. Gideon Simmons, born Dec. 14, 1744-. 

808. Mary Simmons, born Jan. 13, 1747. 

809. Phebe Simmons, born Apr. 2, 1749. 

810. Rhoda Simmons, born Mar. 2, 1751. 

811. Unis Simmons, born Mar. 24, 1753. 

812. Peleg Simmons, born May 7, 1755. 

813. Joseph Simmons, born Nov. 7, 1757. 

814. Abigail Simmons, born Oct. 31, 1760. 

Since writing my article on Wm. Simmons and Abigail 
(Church) Simmons I have reread a letter from Mr. Henry 



Ciiace, of Providence, an authority on the Freetown Sim- 
mons. He says that in the Freetown graveyard there is a 
stone to Wm. Simmons, "Died March 22, 1749, in ye 70 th . 
year of his age ; " and the query comes, Who was he? 

166. Isaac 4 Simmons (Isaac, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Elizabeth 1 
Alden). Married Lydia Cushing, Winsor says daughter of 
Joshua. She survived him, and was his only wife. Winsor 
says he married probably Elizabeth Samms, which is incor- 
rect. He was married to Lydia Cushing, Oct. 24, 1722. 
He died Aug. 30, 1767, aged 6Q. We find his will in Plym- 
outh, 19 vol., 544-543 pages, dated 31 Aug., 1764. Isaac 
Simmons, of Duxburougrh : "To beloved wife Lydia Sim- 
mons; she to do J- with my son Levi Simmons in maintain- 
ing my sister Priscilla ; to son Jehiel ; to son and daughter 
Samuel and Jeruiah Holmes; to dau. Martha Louden; to 
two daughters Susannah and Lydia, until they arrive at 18, 
and Lydia at 15." Witnessed by Cornelius Delano, Mary 
Peterson, and Nehemiah Thomas. From the will and Win- 
sor's "Duxbury " we form the family as follows. I question 
in regard to Consider, but if not here do not know where 
to place him : 

815. Levi 5 Simmons. 

816. Consider Simmons (?), born Apr. 30, 1734. 

817. Jeheil Simmons (may be Ahiel, misread by me). 

818. Jeruiah Simmons. 

819. Martha Simmons, born Feb. 20, 1736. 

820. Martha Simmons, born Mar. 13, 1746. 

821. Susannah Simmons, under 18 in 1767. 

822. Lydia Simmons, under 15 in 1767. 

167. Sarah 4 Simmons (Isaac, 3 Mercy 3 Pabodie, Eliza- 
lfeth 1 Alden) married Abraham Howland in 1731. He was 
of Pembroke, son of Abraham and Ann (Colson) Howland 
(see Davis' "Landmarks"), and had, presumably in Pem- 
broke : 

823. Ann 5 Howland, 1732. 

824. Hannah Howland, 1734. 


825. Sylvesta Howland, 1736. 

826. Rachel Howland, 1738. 

827. Sarah Howland, 1740. 

828. Betty Howland, 1743. 

829. Lydia Howland, 1745. 

830. Rebecca Howland. 

831. Abraham Howland. 

832. Isaac Howland. 

833. Joanna Howland. 

834. Jacob Howland. 

835. Naomi Howland. 

836. Ruth Howland. 

/ 837. Content Howland. 
This family is given in the Howland Genealogy. 

168. Aaron 4 Simmons (Isaac, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden) married Sarah Holmes, of Marshfield, in 1749, 
and had : 

838. Abraham ° Simmons. 

839. Mary Simmons, 1755. 

840. Jesse Simmons, 1760, and perhaps others (Davis' 

" Landmarks "). 

169. Priscilla 4 Simmons (Isaac, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Born 1710; died unmarried in Duxbury, 
March 5, 1768, aged 58. 

170. Joshua 4 Delano (Martha 3 Simmons, Mercy 2 Pabo- 
die, Elizabeth l Alden). Born Oct. 30, 1700 ; married Hope- 
still Peterson, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Thacher) 
Peterson, born Jan. 20, 1703. 

Children, born in Duxbury : 

841. Lydia 5 Delano, born July 12, 1723. 

842. Rhoda Delano, born Feb. 28, 1731. 

843. Sylvia Delano, born Jan. 22, 1733. 

844. Hopestill Delano (a son), June 19, 1735. 

845. Beza Delano (a daughter), Nov. 24, 1737. 

846. Martha Delano, born Sept. 21, 1739. 

847. Wealthea Delano, born Dec. 7, 1741. 



848. Joshua Delano, born Sept. 30, 1744. 

849. Thankful Delano, born ; died Jan. 13, 1749. 

I have taken this family from Winsor's "Duxbury." 

172. Abiah 4 Delano (Martha 3 Simmons, Mercy 2 Pa- 
bodie, Elizabeth 1 Alden). Born in Duxbury, Aug. 17, 
1704; married Nathaniel Bartlett, Dec. 16, 1725. He was 
son of Ichabod and Elizabeth (Waterman) Bartlett, and 
Nathaniel's brother, Josiah Bartlett, went to Connecticut, and 
I think this family went also, though Marshfield records may 
give them. 


173. Amos 4 West (Martha 3 Simmons, Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth * Alden) . Born 1710; married 1728 Sarah Cutler, 
of Waterton, and had children : 

850. Reuben 5 West, born 1730. 

851. Simeon West, born 1731. 

852. Levi West, born 1734. 

853. Judah West, born 1737. 

854. Amos West. 

855. Abigail West, born 1741. 

856. Bathsheba West, born 1743. 

857. Sarah West, born 1745. 

174. Nathan 4 West (Martha 3 Simmons, Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Born about 1711. He lived in Lebanon, 
Conn. He "married 1st" (I know of no second marriage) 
Jerusha 4 Hinckley, daughter of Gershom 3 Hinckley (John, 2 
Samuel x ) and Mary 4 (Buell) Hinckley (Deacon John, 3 
Samuel, 2 William x ). They had children : 


858. Samuel 5 West, born 1743. 

859. Mary West, born 1747. 

860. Lucy West, born 1751. 

861. Welthea West, born 1753. 

862. Charles West, born 1659. 

863. Seth West, born . 

864. Calvin West, born . 

865. George West, born . 



175. ( Sarah West ) Tl \ e Wes * fami ]y ™s sent me by a 

I7fi i M W t i descendant of .Nathan, but he knew 

' C J nothing more of Sarah and Moses. 

177. Zackariah 4 Simmons (Benjamin, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). I have the marriage only of this Zack- 
ariah somewhere among my notes. I will give it later on. 
I know nothing more, and think, after 1749, he probably 
went to Maine, Connecticut, or Western Massachusetts. 

179. Benjamin 4 Simmons (Benjamin, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). He married, Oct. 26, 1731 , Flar Samp- 
son, daughter of Nathaniel and Keturah (Chandler) Samp- 
son. She was born Nov. 16, 1708, and died Apr. 13, 1772, 
aged 63. He died about 1748, as on 22 March, 1748, Moses 
Simmons is appointed guardian of a minor daughter (Ket- 
urah) of Benjamin Simmons, and in Book II. , pages 202, 
205, Moses Simmons is appointed guardian to the children 
of Benjamin Simmons, Benjamin, Lucy, Micha, Perez, Eliza- 
beth, Keturah, and on page 133 Isaac Partridge is appointed 
guardian of Perez, son of Benjamin Simmons. 

Children, all probably born in Duxbury : 

866. Benjamin 6 Simmons. 

867. Lucy Simmons. 

868. Micha Simmons. 

869. Perez Simmons. 

870. Elizabeth Simmons. 

871. Keturah Simmons. 


181. Content 4 Simmons (Benjamin, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Content Simmons died in Duxbury, 

186. Aaron 4 Simmons (Benjamin, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Among my notes I find this Aaron 
placed as the one that married Sarah Holmes (see 168), and 
as Aaron Simmons administers on his father's estate I 
think Judge Davis is wrong in giving Aaron to Isaac, also 
in giving him Ichabod, whom we will find in the family of 
Moses Simmons. 







187. Nathaniel 4 Simmons (Joseph, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). Deacon Nathaniel Simmons (No. 16, 
Winsor's "Duxbury") married his cousin, Mercy Simmons, 
Jan. 12, 1739, daughter of Moses and Rachel (Sampson) 

I take the children from Winsor's " Duxbury : " 

872. Mary 5 Simmons. 

873. Zebediah Simmons. 

874. Sarah Simmons. 

875. Dorothy Simmons. 

876. Stephen Simmons. 

877. Rachel Simmons. 

188. Zedediah 4 Simmons (Joseph, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, 
Elizabeth 1 Alden). He married a granddaughter of Joshua 
Soule, mentioned in his will, 1767. I find no trace of this 
family. Perhaps father of { grandson, Joseph," mentioned 
in father's will. 

878. Joseph 5 Simmons. 

189. Rebecca 4 Simmons (Joseph, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Born 1714 ; married Reuben Peterson, July 
6, 1732. He was son of Jonathan and Lydia (Thacher) 
Peterson, born in Duxbury, April 8, 1710. She died Jan. 
25, 1764, aged 50. 

They had, born in Duxbury : 

879. Elijah 6 Peterson. 

880. Mary Peterson ; died aged 38, June 25, 1772. 

881. Nehemiah Peterson. 

882. Abigail Peterson. 

883. Sarah Peterson. 

884. Lydia Peterson. 

885. Thaddeus Peterson. 

886. Luther Peterson. 

887. Reuben Peterson. 

190. Ichabod 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). I am puzzled just where to place Ichabod. 
Judge Davis says he is son of Isaac Simmons, as well as 

I I I I 


Aaron referred to above, and in the family of Isaac there is 
a Consider, and we find the same name here. The reader 
must judge. Ichabod Simmons married, first, Lydia Soule, 
" youngest daughter " of Josiah and Lydia (Delano) Soule. 
She was born Oct. 2, 1719. Her father so calls her in 1762, 
when he makes his will. She died before 1781, when Icha- 
bod Simmons marries Widow Mercy Sprague. 
Ichabod and Lydia (Soule) Simmons had : 

888. Consider 5 Simmons, born Sept. 27, 1744. 

889. Noah Simmons, born April 2, 1745. 

890. Lemuel Simmons, born Feb. 22, 1749. 

891. Abigail Simmons, born May 24, 1753. 

892. Nathaniel Simmons, born April 3, 1757. 

893. Ichabod Simmons, born March 25, 1761. 

191. William 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodic, Eliz- 
abeth 1 Aldcn). He was executor of his father's will in 1761. 
I know nothing more. 


192. Mercy 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). She married her cousin, Nathaniel Simmons. 
See his family, No. 187. 

193. Lydia 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden) . She married Judah Delano, son of Philip and 
Elizabeth (Dingley) Delano. He died May, 1816, aged 92. 

They had : 

• 894. Alpheus 6 Delano, bapt. 1744. 

895. Saluma Delano, bapt. 1746. 

896. Malachi Delano, bapt. 1748. 

897. Judah Delano, bapt. 1752. 

898. Jepthah Delano, born Oct. 29, 1754. 

899. Priscilla Delano, bapt. 1756. 

900. Philip Delano, bapt. 1761. 

901. Tirzah Delano, bapt. 1765. 

902. Eunice Delano, bapt. 1768. 

194. Deborah 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliz- 
abeth 1 Aldcn). She married, Dec. 25, 1754, Jacob Weston, 




jk>d of Joseph and .Mercy (Peterson) Weston. He was born 
in 1724 in Duxbury, and died in Boscawen, Me., Nov. 4, 
im, aged 92 years. His wife died Dec. 7, 1832, aged 101 
years. " While a resident of Duxbury he was an influential 
man. Was one of the Committee of Inspection in 1775. In 
1785 he, with his family, removed to Boscawen, Me., 
where his descendants have since resided." — If, JE. Hist, 
and Gen. Reg., 1887. 

Children, born in Duxbury : 

903. William 6 Weston, born 1755. 

904. Jacob Weston, lived and died on Duck hill, Duxbury. 

905. Abigail Weston, . 

195. Anna 4 Simmons (Moses, 3 Mercy 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). Married Peleg Oldham, 1764, Nov. 29. 
Winsor says a brother of John Oldham. 

Peleg and Anna (Simmons) Oldham had, born in Dux- 
bury : 

906. Josiah 6 Oldham. 

907. Caleb Oldham. 

908. Mercy Oldham. 

909. Anna Oldham. /J f 

(To be continued.) 



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Acer. — Wanted, the ancestry of Abigail Ager, who married Ebenezer 
Ciark, of Braintree, Mass., Dec. 4, 1744. 

Ervixg. — Wanted, ancestors of Thos. Erring, formerly of Ireland, who 

Carried Mary Ann ; lived in Northumberland Co., Penn., where they 

orned property; moved to White Water Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio, in 
1*05. Abbie MacFlinn, Burlington, Iowa. 

Parker. — Who were the parents of Mehitable Parker, of Medford, who 
parried John Hosmer, of Medford, 1724? E. H., 382 La Salle Ave., 

Revolutionary Soldiers. — Descendants wanted of Jabez H. Tomlinson 
*od Jedediah Rogers (Conn.), A. H. Hay and Kierse (Major), of New York. 

W. A. 

Smith. — Wanted, descendants of James Smith, signer Declaration Inde- 
h-odeuce; born, N. Ireland. Lived in Shipensburg £rst, and afterwards in 
*wk, Penn. Abbie MacFlinn, Burlington, Iowa. 


Genealogies of the different Families bearing the Name of Kent 
in the United States, together with their possible English ancestry, A.D. 1295- 
1898. By L. Vernon Briggs. Boston. 1898. 8vo. pp. 3?9. Illustrated. 

Mr. Briggs has not limited his investigations to one family bearing the name 
Kent. About half of the book is devoted to the descendants of John, Joshua, 
and Joseph Kent, known to be brothers, from an entry in the Church record 
at Dedham, where all were first settled. Later Joseph removed to Bristol 
county. Joshua left no male descendants. Another large section of the 
book is devoted to the family of Thomas Kent, who was in Gloucester prior 
to 1643. The remainder of the book is practically devoted to the families of 
Richard Kent, Sr., of Richard Kent, Jr. (who died without issue), his brother, 
James Kent, and Stephen Kent, who may have been connected with the 
others, all of whom were early settlers in Essex county in or near Newbury. 
Other early emigrants were William and Oliver Kent, and, possibly, John 
Kent. On page 111 is a Canadian family. 

The indexes are very thorough. The book is printed by Rockwell & 
Churchill, which is tantamount to the statement "it could not be better 

Mr. Briggs has not been able to locate the English home of the American 
families, although considerable English material is printed, to his satisfaction. 

A Copy of the Records of Births, Marriages, and Deaths and of 
the Intentions of Marriages of the Town of Hanover, Mass. , 1727-1857. Pre- 
pared under the Direction of a Committee. Rockland. 1898. ' 

Hanover was set off from Abington aud Scituate in 1727. These records 
are very useful, and it is a great benefit to genealogists to have such a volume 
as this to refer to. Mr. L. Vernon Briggs had practically the charge of the 
work of preparing the record for the press, and has obtained good results. 

Pioneer History of Camden, Oneida Cocnty, N.Y. Utica. 1897. 
Published by the authors (Mrs. Elizabeth T. Pike, Mrs. W. J. Frisbie, Mrs. 
E. Edie, Mrs. E. H. Conant). 8vo. pp. 559. 

The ladies concerned in the preparation of this book began their work by 
visiting the cemeteries. The histories of the pioneers buried in those sacred 
spots was their next task, and well have they worked out from that beginning 
the pioneer history of their town. The book abounds with genealogical ma- 
terial. It is a series of sketches of all the early settlers and prominent fami- 

The number of illustrations of homesteads, old people, and ancient fur- 
niture, tools, etc., adds greatly to the interest of the book. Camden was in- 
corporated, in 1799, being set off from Mexico. The first settlers were 

largely from Connecticut, and were Revolutionary soldiers. Some had been 
stationed in that vicinity in 1777. The place was brought to the notice of 
settlers within ten years after the close of the Revolution. Such works as 
this History of Camden are a great help in connecting Central New York 
families of New England origin with their forbears. 




"Argent, three fusil* in fess yulr*, ltd ween three pellet* (or ogresxes). 

Arms borne by the Montagues of Boveney and Dorney. Bucking- 
hamshire, England, recorded in the Visitation of 1634. This origi- 
nal Visitation at the College of Heralds contains the entry that 
Peter, son of Peter Montague, of this family was, in 1634, then in 
Virginia. The name of his brother Richard Montague also appears 
in the Visitation. Mr. (Jeorge W. Montague the compiler of the 
genealogies of the Peter Montague of Virginia family, and of the 
Richard Montague of Massachusetts family, has found these arms 
in use by the Boveney family as early as 1500. The same arms were 
used about 1300 by Sir Simon Montague. 




An unsuccessful attempt to subvert a government, whether 
undertaken from patriotic motives or not, is too often relegat- 
ed to oblivion, and the actors forgotten or belittled. The so- 
called Canadian rebellion of 1837 and 1838 was itself a matter 
of little moment. The results of the appeal to arms were far 
reaching and brought about many needed reforms. 

There, lately, fell into the hands of the editor a manuscript 
prepared by Warner Herkimer Putnam, for the information 
of his brother's * family. Mr. Putnam was born in London, 
Canada, 16 June, 1824. He was thus of an age in 1S38, when 
he would be able to intelligently notice events happening. 
Impressions of so great and sad importance to him would be 
lasting. He lost his life by the burning of his house at his 
ranch in Pinal county, Arizona, in 1892. Besides three 
younger brothers, all born prior to 1831, he had two elder 
brothers, Thomas Henry, born in 1820, and Ephraim, born in 
1822. Also a sister, Sarah, born in 1818, who married a 
man named Bates. These facts are mentioned to show that 
Warner Putnam had ample opportunity to learn of the events 
of 1838, from his older brothers, as well as from his uncles 
and other members of his family. 

The leader in the Windsor raid was William Putnam, the 
father of the author of the narrative. He was the elder son 
of Seth Putnam who had emigrated from the States to Ontario, 
Canada, and taken an active part in the opening up of the 
country about London. He built the first road from the head 
of the lake, near Hamilton, to Chatham, a distance of 160 
miles through a heavily wooded country. This was in 1805, 
ten years after Putnam's settlement. For this he was never 

Charles Duncornbe Putnam, a younger brother, who died in iSSS. 






The wife of William Putnam was Eleanor Dygart whose 
father, Sylvanus Dygart, was born on the Mohawk, and at the 
age of thirteen taken prisoner by the Indians, at the time his 
father was killed by them. The Dygarts were well connected. 
Mrs. Putnam was a neice of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer. 
. William Putnam and his brothers, Joshua and Thomas, were 
associated together in business in early life. They had inher- 
ited property from their father and by well applied efforts had 
increased their stake in the country. At the time of the "re- 
bellion" the Putnams were well-to-do farmers and lumbermen. 
The year 1837 had seen the virtual crushing out of the rebel- 
lion in lower Canada and it was during the period following 
the successes of the government party in which happened the 
incidents which lead to the first arrest of Putnam. The second 
rebellion is said to have broken out on the third of Nov., 1S38. 
On the ninth occured "the battle of Odeltown, and on the fol- 
lowing day the "Patriots' 7 were successful at Beauharnois and 
at the same time the windmill at Prescott was fortified by a 
band of "Patriots." This post was held till the arrival of 
regulars with artillery. At- Prescott the loss of the British 
troops was 13 killed, 67 wounded. The "Patriots" lost about 
40 killed, and 110 surrendered. Putnam was not emm°;ed in 

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any of these encounters. Dr. W. E. Putnam of Bennington, 
a nephew of William Putnam, informs me that his father, 
Thomas Putnam, had told him that William Putnam was con- 
vinced of the futility of the proposed attack on Windsor, and 
strongly urged delay until the temper of the inhabitants was 
better known. His prudent counsel was overruled and, as he 
never lacked courage, he led the party as had been arranged. 
The narrative which now follows is very nearly as written. 
The manuscript was hurriedly written and evidently had not 
been revised and therefor it has been found necessary to change 
in a slight degree the wording of the story. 






The Narrative of Warner Herkimer Putnam. 
My father was only four years old when he landed in the 
forest, and grew up with the freedom of the deer. He had but 
six weeks schooling in his boyhood. He was a man of great 
strength and of an iron will. His temperament was cheerful 
and lively, and, withal, he was possessed of good business abil- 
ity. He was associated with his brothers in business. As 
each of the younger boys married their share was set off to 
them. Throughout the country they were known as the Put- 
nam Brothers, and acquired considerable property in the shape 
of land, mills and public houses. When the war of 1812 
broke out William and Joshua were drafted into the Canadian 
service and served at the battles of Lundy's Lane and Queens- 
town Heiohts. For gallant services William was commis- 
sioned a captain of militia of the city of London and held that 
position for many years, until the growth of party feeling led 
him to resign in 1836. The native and American born inhab- 
itants were antagonistic to those settlers who were new comers 
from Great Britain. The jealousy 'felt by each party for the 
other, was intensified by the action of Government in creating 
land monopolies and exempting large grants from taxation. 
The Clergy-Reserve was especially distasteful to many, for al- 
tnough set aside for the benefit of the Protestant religion it 
was beneficial only to the English Church. Local and profitable 
[ositions were given to friends of the party in power without 
regard for local prejudices. In 1836 the speaker* of the 
House of Parliament visited England to lay the grievances of 
Ihe people before the Home Government, but although he re- 
mained there a year he was not accorded a hearing. On his 
rot urn the native party felt that but two alternatives were left 
to them, to submit to the oppression which bore so hardly 

.. ^ r - Putnam names him as Dr. Charles Duncombe, which seems to be an error, 
towever, Duncombe was one of the prominent "rebels." He owed his life to Thomas 
^'Cam for ou one occasion he was closely pursued and after several days wandering, 
jmng which he fed on berries and roots, he reached the house of Thomas Putnam 
^ "O concealed him, and that night carried him to the home of Col. Douglas who kept 
c ^ m CfJ ncealed for several mouths till he could get him across the border, which Dun- 
tn-»e accomplished disguised in woman's apparel. Soldiers visited the Douglas 
aQ Qf><: several times while Duncombe was concealed there. 







upon their temper or to appeal to arms. Without considering 
the consequences of such an act the latter alternative was 
adopted. William Putnam had resigned his commission in 
1836, he was not willing to oppose his party friends and for- 
saw that trouble was coming. During the short struggle 
which followed he remained quietly at home. His friends in 
arms were defeated and scattered. The officers of the victori- 
ous faction were mainly old friends and acquaintances of my 
father, and invited him to join with them in a jollification at 
the hotel in Delaware, where he was then living. Not wishing 
to make enemies he joined the party, all of whom kneAV his 
principles. During the evening, as usual on such occasions, 
heavy drinking was indulged in. Toasts were offered. That 
to the Queen and the royal family were participated in by all 
present. Then the health of the Governor-General was pro- 
posed and Mr. Putnam hesitated and final ly set his glass down 
untouched. His exception was noticed by a rude and burley 
Englishman, a captain, the very one who had succeeded Put- 
nam in command of his former company, who demanded that 

he drink the toast and used insulting language as well as de- 
cs © c 

nouncing him as a traitor. Mr. Putnam gave his reasons in a 
few words. He then took exceptions at the officer's remarks, 
and slapped his face, at the same time challenging him to 
apologize or fight, or be denounced as a coward. Friends at- 
tempted to interpose, but Putnam insisted that he was within 
his rights, he had been insulted. He declared he was a loyal 
citizen of Canada, and would have an apology. He then re- 
turned to his home, put his weapons in order and again visited 
the tavern, and in this calmer mood repeated the challenge, 
which he left open to any gentleman who dared question his 
loyalty to the Crown. 

On the evening of the 25th of Dec, 1837, our house was 
surrounded by a troop of cavalry, the officer in command remark- 
ing, < 'we shall have trouble here. " The door being open, father 
walked out saying "you will have no trouble here, what are 





your demands?" The officer requested him to walk over to the 
hotel, which he did and was there placed under arrest, bound 
hands and feet and placed in the bottom of a lumber wagon with- 
out straw or blankets. They immediately started for London. 
It was a cold, wet night, and although the guards twice stopped 
for refreshments and warmth, the prisoner, tightly bound, was 
left to withstand the effects of the weather unsheltered. His 
request to loosen his bonds, which were so tightly bound as to 
cause great suffering, was met with a prick of the bayonet and 
surly order to lie still. The party arrived at London on the 
2Gth Dec, at four o'clock in the morning, and the prisoner 
was placed in jail. There he was kept for five months. Bri- 
bery was freely employed to procure evidence to sustain the 
charge of high treason against him, but failed, and in June, 
without a trial, he was set free. In the meantime, in January, 
the family moved from the house in Delaware, back to the 
farm, but on the 4th of February the buildings were totally 
destroyed by fire, the work of an incendiary. The family 
barely escaped with their lives and were left destitute and 
obliged to seek refuge with friends. 

A week after father's release, while we were in hopes that 
further persecution would be abandoned, father received a 
letter from Col. Burwell commanding the western forces, and 
an old and tried friend, conveying the information that he was 
about to be rearrested and counselling him to fly. 

The family was called together, the letter read, and father 
said he thought the advice was good. He should leave us for 
awhile, and in company with his brother Thomas, seek safety 
m the United States. Their course was by boat by way of a 
branch of the Thames, thence by the Thames to Lake St. Clair 
and along its shore to the head of the Detroit river, and so 
across the channel to the American side. The Thames ran 
through London, Kilworth, Delaware, where he had been ar- 
rested, Wardsville and Chatham. For years he had floated 
lumber down those streams and was well known throughout 


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the territory, especially by the settlers along the banks. On 
the morning of departure, it was Sunday, as the boat was 
passing under the bridge, uncle and father in it, people going 
to church halted on the bridge. Many were old friends, some 
differed in political opinions. Father stood up in the boat and 
said to them, "I am forced to leave my home, my family, and 
my country, or submit to arrest again which I would not suf- 
fer." He would never be taken alive. He bade them a fare- 
well, and floated down the river out of sight. He safely ar- 
rived in Detroit. At Detroit he found many acquaintances, 
among them one Captain Gary who still held his commission 
in the Canada militia. Cary was an Englishman. Learning 
from father that he had left his family unsettled, and of his 
desire to return home in order to settle them, Cary offered, if 
father would visit his place at the forks of Bear River, about 
seventy miles from Detroit and sixty from London, he would 
drive him to his house and stay with him for a time, and said 
that he would protect him from disturbance. Father, with 
uncle Thomas * and two others, kept the rendezvous. The 
house stood some way from the road and father said he would 
go and see if all was clear. AVhile stopping at the well to 
take a drink, Cary came out and shook hands with him. Then 
taking father's gun, said, "let me have your gun." 

Cary took hold of the gun and drew it toward him. Father 
said "Cary let go of my gun." At that Gary placed his hands 
on him and said "you are my prisoner, in the King's name." 
Father stood facing the house. He saw the door open and 
armed soldiers come out. He realized he was betrayed. 
Drawing his pistol ho shot Cary and made for the fence, which 
he jumped under fire of the soldiers. By favor of the increas- 
ing darkness he escaped. The country was aroused and §1000 
reward offered for the body of AVilliam Putnam, dead or alive. 

During the night father came upon an Indian camp. He 

* Dr. Putnam informs me that Thomas Putnam was not with his brother on this occa- 
sion as he had returned home immediately his brother was safe on American territory. 


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was well known to the Indians and spoke their language and 
to them he told his story. Knowing how impossible it would 
be to cross the lines, the Indians conducted him to a hiding 
place, where they faithfully protected and fed him for thirty 
days. He was then taken to the banks of the Huron river, 
the door of an old barn wrenched off and he was soon afloat. 
He safely effected the crossing [of one mile] and was again safe 
on American soil, near the town of Palmer. He soon went on 
to Detroit. He knew that he was a ruined man and could not 
hope for pardon or toleration from the government. Gary lived 
three davs, during which time he confessed that he had been 
promised promotion if he could arrest Putnam and his friends 
with arms in their hands, which indeed he very nearly accom- 
plished by his treacherous act. 


After the second arrival at Detroit, father entered heartily 
into the plans of the "patriots" as they were termed. ' A se- 
cret camp was arranged at Greet west of Detroit, for the pur- 
pose of raising a force to cross the river and give battle, for 
it was thought if a stand could be made, they would soon gain 
strength. Pour hundred men were enrolled and equipped. 
Putnam was made commander. A steamboat was chartered to 
cross the river, and on the fourth of December, in the evening, 
they crossed and landed at the town of Windsor, opposite De- 
troit. As the steamer returned to the American shore again 
there was no hope but to fight to the last. At Windsor the 
steamer Thames was burned at the wharf, the militia routed, 
the barracks burned. Spies were in the party, and before the 
party had crossed the river word had been carried to the Brit- 
ish troops at Post Maiden, who were soon on the march. 
These troops arrived in time to rally the fugitives and oppose 
the small band of invaders, who were but illy disciplined com- 
pared with regular troops. They stood their ground for a 
tune but the struggle was short and destructive. Many dead 
were left on the field on both sides. My father was shot 






through the brain.* My two brothers were with him but es- 
caped, the youngest re-crossed the river on an ice cake amid 
flying bullets, the other escaped to the woods. The wounded 
were bayoneted. The prisoners were placed on a fenet? and 
shot. Many of the dead were buried on the field, but my 
father's remains were allowed to be taken up and placed in a 
coffin and buried in a corner of a friend's garden. Thus ended 
the career of my father, in the prime of life, driven to desper- 
ation through the fear and jealousy of those in power. His 
was a noble life, sacrificed to tyranny and oppression. He 
was one of the noblest of men and an affectionate husband, a 
kind and indulgent father, honorable and generous to a i'uult. 

Here ends the manuscript narrative. 

Dr. Putnam writes: "The rebels presented my uncle with a 
handsome sword on that ni^ht (the night before the attack on 
Windsor) which weapon was found tightly clenched in his 
hand when his dead bod}' was found after the battle. Col. 
Prince (so notorious) obtained the sword and kept it as a sou- 
venir, not withstanding the effort my father made to obtain it 
after the battle was over." 

This Col. Prince was the British commander and he it was 
who ordered the prisoners to be sh:>t, as he himself reports in 
his dispatch to his superiors. The number killed was twenty- 
one, "besides four brought in just at the close, and immediate- 
ly after the engagement, all of whom I ordered to be shot on 
the spot, which was done accordingly.'" (Report of Col. 
Prince. )f 
. Lord Durham on hearing of this atrocity exclaimed in the 

* The following account of Putnam's death was given by Major McGulso. who 
stood by Putnam's side at the time, "after ordering his party to retreat, lie turrit*! 
and faced the British, shook his sword in their faces, uttering a curse of disappoint- 
ment and rage. A British soldier stepped forward and deliberately shot him through 
the forehead." 

+ Of tho prisoners taken in Upper Canada, one hundred and eighty wore tried by 
court-martial in the spring of lftji), and condemned to be hung, all but twenty-four 
were recommended to merciful consideration of the Government. A number were 
pardoned, ten were hung, but most were transported to Van Dieman's land wliorfl 
numbers died. 





House of Lords, "he had no hesitation in stating that Col. 
Prince was a murderer, and a disgrace to the name of a British 
officer." Prince was cashiered and dismissed the service. 
Lord Durham, afterward became Governor-general of Canada 
and was entertained by Thomas Putnam at his home. 

This Thomas Putnam was himself a character in the early 
history of Ontario. He was a warm sympathizer with the 
liberal movement. During the troubles he lay concealed, at 
one time for six Aveeks, in a secret chamber which he had con- 
structed in his house, entered through a sliding panel, and 
which is yet in existence. In 1S39 the name of Dorchester 
was changed to Putnam in his honor. From 1S3S until his 
death Mr. Putnam held the office of magistrate. 

These were types of the men who sought not to establish 
a seperate government so much as to obtain redress of very 
live wrongs, and who in many of the Canadian histories have 
been termed "pirates,-' "brigands," "robbers," "rebels," etc. 
Rebels they were, but in no respect were they entitled to the 
abuse which has been heaped upon them. 


Written by AnoLrn Hexdrick Putmax, in 1736. 

Translated by DeWitt G. Putman of Santa Monica, Gal., 

Pec, 1898. 

Information of and Genealogical deductions of my Genteel, 
Honest and Respected Ancestors. 

My Great Grand-father, whoso name is written in the old 
records, Putgerus Putmauus, T. IT. Licentatus, was born at 
Hamn, Westphalia. He was the Advocate Fiscal aud Land 
Steward for Count Van dor Lyppe. He lived for some time 
at Lipstadt. _ He married Agnoz Bosch, and died at Lip- 
8tadt in 1575, age G5. His widow died 1588. How many 
children he had I do not know, but he had sons John and Abra- 






ham. Abraham studied the law, and John, theology; both 
had to leave their native place on account of their religion. 
Of Abraham we know little, except rumors ; he went to Hol- 
land andisome of his descendants are in London, England. I 

John went to Markel and kept himself concealed, he taught 
school for some years, after sometime he was appointed Pastor 
of the church at Goor and married Matilda Meyer, daughter 
of Jan Mever, owner of the village of Goor, and the Burgo- 
master of Hoffmeyer. This Jan Meyer had three daughters, 
how many sons I do not know. Matilda married John Put- 
man, Margaret married the Pastor Schindler of the town of 
Markel, and the younger daughter married the Secretary and 
Churchmaster Potthof of the town of Haxbergen. Her coat 
of arms are on her tombstone. 

John Putman was a man of great and varied knowledge, 
very deckled and strong in his religious opinions, he had a de- 
cided opposition to the Arminian faction, who tried all manner 
of misrepresentations to have him join their party, which you 
can see for yourself by consulting Revius' History of Deventer, 
page 594, for the year 1018. 

John Putman lived to a good old age and died in the year 
1658, he is buried in the church at Goor, and his name is cast 
in the church bell. He left two sons, Rutger and Abraham. 

Rutger was pastor at Weerselo and then at Goor, he was a 
very courageous pastor and learned. He made many converts 
to his church. 

"Rutgerus Putman us, Johannis fills et Rutger nepos," was 
married to Joanna Vandenburgh. 

Joanna was the daughter of Paul, the son of Hans Vanden- 
bergh of Amsterdam, a merchant with a large trade with Spain, 
and Joanna Lozier, daughter of Captain Lozier who with the 
Major Herangier, surprised the Spanish forces at Breda, in a 
turf ship in 1590 — an account of which you will find in the 
books of Emanuel van Meteran. 

Rutger Putman was Chaplain with the Landgraf of Hesse 






Cassel and after the war he settled at Drosden and was Pastor 
there under the appointment of the Landgraf . He became 
pastor at Delden in 1634 and remained there 40 years. 

He was an exceptionally well educated man and a famous 
teacher. As the enemy ruled the country and the Papal au- 
thorities were using the pastor's house and furniture, he lived 
for years in the council chambers at the city hall. When he 
died in 1674 his son Paul could not procure permission to bury 
him in the church, and he was buried in the Heyden cemetery, 
but after peace was declared, Paul had the remains placed 
under the pastor's chair in the church at Delden. A stone 
was placed over him by his brother Abraham. 

Rut^er Putman had a daughter Sarah who married Joachim 
Liens, pastor at Friesenveen, he was born in Zealand. 

He also had sons, John born 1645, and Paul born 1648. 

Paul (Paulus) was married to Alida Bogerink, daughter of 
Jan Bogerink and Christina Van Carnebeek, of Deventer, they 
were married at Delden in 1684, bv the Pastor Rutger Put- 
man. The marriage gave great satisfaction to everybody, all 
were pleased. Paul succeeded his father in the church at 
Delden and was pastor for 48 years. His preaching the true 
gospel with his good and pure life made i deep and lasting im- 
pression upon the community. 

(To he continued.) 

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By Eben Putnam. 


There were two early settlers of New England bearing this 
name who left descendants, and who are stated by tradition to 
be related. These were Major-general Humphrey Atherton 
and James Atherton. 

In Vol. 35 (pages 67-72) of the N. E. Hist-Gen. Register, 
is a sketch, by John C. J. Brown, of the Atherton family of 
Lancashire, England, from which family he evidently be- 
lieves both the New England settlers to be descended. 

An Edmund Atherton of AVinstanley, died 10 April, 1613, 
and at the inquisition which followed, it appeared that he left 
a son and heir, Humphrey Atherton, aged four years and 
three months or thereabouts. 

Winstanley is in the parish of AVigan. 

The Visitation family of the name, of Lancashire, orig- 
inated in Atherton, from which place they obtained their imme 
and claimed descent from Robert de Atherton, in the time of 
King John. The Visitation pedigree of 1664 was rendered in 
the name of Richard Atherton the representative of the family, 
who was then less than ten years of ago. The direct male line 
died out in the person of his grandson. 

The arms of the Visitation family were, Gules, three spar- . 
row-hawks, argent. Crest; a swan argent. AJso a crest; on 
a perch a hawk belled, proper. 

Mr. Waters has printed, N. E. Hist, -Gen. Heg. Vol. 37, 
page 235, the will of a Humphrey Atherton who died about 
the same time that the colonial Humphrey died. The will was 
dated 25 Dec, 1661, and proved the 3 July, following. The 
testator was a captain in the service, and had brothers John and 





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While the name is peculiar to Lancashire there are traces of 
it in other counties. Still it is probable that the New England 
enn "rants came from that county and not improbable that they 
were offshoots of the Athertons of Atherton, but at what pe- 
riod is left to future investigation. 

There is no proof, and but little to suggest, that Humphrey 
and James were brothers, or even near relatives. 

The starting point of the American careers of both is in 
Dorchester. James Atherton is found among the first settlers 
in Lancaster and Humphrey happened to serve on a legislative 
committee having to do with that settlement. We believe that 
there the entire claim as to relationship rests. Neither family 
hare the names of the other, certainly the peculiar names oc- 
curing in the Humphrey family are never found in the tribe 
of James. The families themselves, if we can judge by the 
records left to us, had little or no intercourse. They did not 
mterrnarry, nor buy and sell lands of one another. As the 
James Atherton family was fully as respectable as the other, 
and as representatives of each must have met in the churches 
tnd in daily intercourse, during the early life in Dorchester 
And the later life in Milton, this utter absence of any connec- 
tion appears to the writer to offset the family tradition, which 
t.Jh be traced only to tjie time of the Revolution. 

Humphrey Atherton was born earlier than 1610, for he 
ranio in 1635, probably, and brought three children. He died 
w 1661, from an accident. His wife however died from nat- 
ural causes in 1672. James Atherton died in 1710, aet. 86, 
*hich would make him born in 1623. The writer believes 
l »at there were more than fourteen years between the years of 
Wth of Humphrey and James Atherton. 

lavage mentions two others of the name, viz: William Ath- 
erton who was in Boston, coming from the Barbadocs in 1679, 
4t M John Atherson, a passenger on the Susan and Ellen in 
l 6o4, then aged 2L Both of these men drop from sight, nor 
**° they appear to have left descendants. 


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From Vols. 32 and 35 of the X. E. Hist. -Gen. Kegister the 
following facts are taken, concerning the Humphrey Atherton 
family, together with a few notes gleaned by the writer. 

Humphrey Atherton is supposed to have come in the James 
from Bristol in 1635, with his wife and three children. There 
is no list of the passengers on that ship and Rev. Richard 
Mather, whose journal for the voyage has been printed, does 
not mention the fact. Nathaniel Wales was a passenger, how- 
ever. It has been assumed from the fact that Wales in his 
will dated 20 June, 1661, calls Humphrey Atherton his loving 
brother-in-law, that the wife of Atherton was Mary Wales. 
The above mentioned relationship arose, it is far more proba- 
ble, from the fact the Nathaniel Wales, Jr., had married 
Isabel, daughter of Humphrey Atherton. In the phraseology 
of the day they would be "brothers-in-law." 

Humphrey Atherton was made freeman 2 May, 1638. He 
was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Com- 
pany in 1638, and in 1650, it's captain. He was deputy nine 
years from 1638, but not in successive years. Assistant an- 
nually from 1651 till his death. In 1656 he succeeded Sedg- 
wick as "Major-general." In 1653 he was speaker, that year 
being deputy for Springfield. His death was caused by a fall 
from his horse at Boston, and he died the 16th Sept., 1661 
(g. s). The inscription on his tomb is as follows: 

There lyes our captain, and Major of Suffolk was withall, A 
goodley Magistrate was he, and Major General. 

Two troops of horse with him here came/ such worth his love 
did crave. 

Ten companies of foot also mourning, marcht to his grave. 
Let all vjho read, he sure to Jceep the faith as he hath done, 
With Christ he lives — now crowned. His name vjos Humphrey 

We have modernized the spelling and punctuation to a rea- 
sonable degree. The inscription may be read in Alden's Epi- 
taphs, and pago 214, Vol. I, [also page 82, Vol. Ill] of this 


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Mr. Savage in his edition of Winthrop's History of New 
England, Vol. II, page 166 (137), has given a sketch "of Hum- 
phrey Atherton, which is more satisfactory than the mention 
in his Genealogical Dictionary. 


Jonathan, probably born in England, therefor before 1636. 
He was a mariner. He was in Boston 1673 and in 1674, 
which year the Council refused a petition by him. There 
is a record, 1663, at St. Peter's, Cornhill, London, of mar- 
riage between Jonathan Atherton, mariner, and Sarah 
Firebread, spinster of Ratcliffe. Which parish adjoins 
Stepney, and was head quarters for mariners in those days, 
and not a place in Lancashire as indicated, page 72, Vol. 
37, of the Register. 

Isabel, probably born in England. Married Nathaniel Wales, 

Elizabeth, married Timothy Mather. 

Consider, married 14 Dec, 1671, Anne Amiable. 

Mary, married 9 April, 1667, Joseph Weeks. [A Mary was 
admitted to full communion, 13-5-1662.] 

Margaret, born in New England, married 30 Dec, 1659, 
James Trowbridge. 

Rest, bapt. 26 May, 1639, married Obadiah Swift, 15 March, 

Increase, bapt. 2 Jan., 1641-2, died at sea. His brother Jon- 
athan was appointed administrator of his estate, Aug., 1673. 

Thankful, bapt. 28 April, 1644, married Thomas Bird, Jr., 
2 April, 1665. 

Hope, bapt. 30 Aug., 1646, married Sarah Hollister, 1674. 

Watching, bapt. 24 Aug., 1651, married Elizabeth Rigby, 
23 Jan., 1678-9. 

Patience, bapt. 2 April, 1654; m. Isaac Humphrey, 1685. 

In 1653, Mary Atherton "and her two daughters" are witnesses 
of the improper conduct of one Robinson. [See Dorchester church 
records, printed.] 

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Consider Atherton, son of Humphrey, may have been 
born in New England. He lived in Dorchester and was sever- # 

al times before the church for discipline, as he appears from 
the church records to have been addicted to the use of liquor. 
His estate was administered upon by his son Humphrey. He i 

married 19 Dec, 1671, Ann Amiable,* who came from Ips- jj 

wich. Her mother was admitted to Dorchester church, from * 

Ipswich, in 1683. t 

Children; born in, Dorchester, \ 

Humphrey, born 26 Jan., 1672. I 

John, born 5 May, 1677. 
Anna, born 17 Feb., 1679. 
Hannah, baptized 2D-2-16S3. 
Sarah, baptized 1 July, 1683. 
These last two children were apparently baptized on their 
grandmother's account. 

Rev. Hope Atiiekton, son of Humphrey, married, 1674, 
Sarah, daughter of John Hollister of Weathersfield. 

He was graduated from -Harvard in 1065, and afterward 
taught the grammar school in Dorchester. In 1669 he 'accept- 
ed the call of the West side of Hadley [now Hatfield] as their 
minister. He was a chaplain of the ( ompany under Captain 
William Turner which marched from Hatfield 17 May, 1676, 

* Amiable Family. John Annable of Ipswich, probably came with Whitting- 
bam, as his servant, in 1038, from Boston, in Lincolnshire. He was a tailor, and 
apparently free in 1048. In 1047 he bought land in Ipswich of the executor of Mathew 
Whipple. He died 8 Oct., 1664, leaving an estate, per inventory of date of 7 Nov., 
1664, of £228. His widow, Anna, married Nicholas Clapp of Dorchester subsequent to 
14 July, 1606. On IS April. 1007, Nicholas Clapp and wife Anna, late wife of John An- 
nable of Ipswich, deceased, and his administratrix, now of Dorchester, sell to Jona- 
than Wade. Ip*wich Deeds IV, 119. On the 23 May, 1672, Nicholas Clapp and his wife 
Anna sell to son-in-law John Annable of Ipswich, a dwelling house and an acre of 
land there. Ipswich Deeds III, 318. Clapp had by the widow Annable, his second 
wife, Noah born 15-,"5-1007. Sarah, b. 22 Nov., 1074. Clapp died 24 Nov., 1079. Clapp's 
second marriage is incorrectly given by Savage. John Annable, Sr., of Ipswich, had 
besides Anna who married Consider Atherton. Robert, a tailor of Ipswich who does 
not appear to have left male descendants; John, act. 20 in 1070, who died in 1718, also 
a tailor, and who married Mary daughter of Jacob Perkins; Sarah, who died at Dor- 
chester, 28 June, 1074; Joseph, born 2 Oct., 1658, married Mary, and had Elizabeth and 
Joseph; Elizabeth b. 17 April, 1001; Matliew, aet. 35 in 1693. Descendants of the second 
John have been many. 


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and was in the Falls Fight, «and the engagement immediately 
following in which the colonists- were routed. He became 
^operated from the troops and after several da} r s wandering 
under great affliction, [at one time he approached a band of 
Indians with the intention of surrendering, but they fled,] ar- 
rived at Hatfield on the 22 May. He was afflicted with strange 
hallucinations and it is said never recovered from the effects 
of the exposure. He died 8 June, 1677. See Sibley's Har- 
vard Graduates, Vol. Ill, page 193. 


Hope, born 7 Jan., 1675, died soon. 

Joseph, born 7 Jan., 1675; d. 13 Oct., 1753; m. Mary, dau. 
of Capt. John Taylor of Northfield. She died 1709. He 
married, 2d, Aug., 1713, Mindwell, dau. of James Brown 
of Deerfield. She died 1 Mar., 1776. For descendants see 
History of Deerfield. 
Sarah, b. 26 Oct., 1676; m. 23 Nov., 1696, John Parsons. 
The widow Sarah married in 1679, Timothy Baker of 
Northampton. Their son was Capt. Thomas Baker. 

Watching Athekton, son of Humphrey, married 23 Jan., 
1677-78, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Rigby. 


Elizabeth, bapt. 29-2-1683. 
Margaret, bapt. 10-6-1684. 

Humphrey Atherton, son of Consider (Humphrey), of Dor- 
chester. On the 27 Oct., 1715 he was appointed administrator 
on the part of the estate of his grandfather, Major Humphrey 
Atherton, which had not been administered upon. The papers 
lr * the Suffolk Probate court relating to this administration are 
■nanyand are printed by Mr. W. B. Trask, in N. E. Hist.- 
Gen. Register, Vol. 32. In a paper dated 3 March, 1717, the 
1 hninistrator sets forth that fourteen years since, his grand- 
other's tomb being out of repair he applied himself to several 
°* the heirs to join in repairing it. "But their answer was I 





being the next heir and the only person who bore his name, it 
belonged of me of right to do it. " For this he had confirmed 
to him nine acres of land which had never been set off to this 
grandfather out of the town commons. 

In Oct., 1717, the court ordered distribution of the estate 
of Maj. Humphrey Atherton as follows: to the heirs or assigns 
of Jonathan Atherton, deceased, the eldest son, a double por- 
tion (£14-6), to the heirs of Hopestill (i. e. Hope), to the heirs 
or assigns of Watching Atherton, Elizabeth Mather, Rest 
Swift, Margaret Trowbridge, Isabel Wales, Mary Weeks, 
Patience Humphrey, all deceased, and to Thankful Bird the 
only surviving daughter. 

The inventory of the estate of Humphrey Atherton of 
Stoughton, was taken 10 April, 1749. Widow Elizabeth ad- 
ministratrix. There was an agreement and division in 1772 
between his five children. Suffolk Probate, Vol. 42, 398. 

Humphrey, bapt. 8 June, 1707; of Dorchester in 1772. 
Elizabeth, baptized 20-2-1701; married Ebenezer Moseley. 
John, baptized 16 May, 17 15. "yeoman," 
Consider, baptized 17 Feb., 1710 — 17, "gentleman." 
Anna, had married Edward Belcher, both being dead in 1772. 
She was represented by her son John. . 

(To he continued.) \ " a 


Kev. J. E. Mailman, pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyter- 
ian Church, is about to publish a history of Shelter Island 
and the church there. The genealogies of the founders of the 
church are given for a quarter of a century. 






Baxter. — Francis Baxter came to America aged 17, in 1698; 
aiarried Mary Abbott ; settled at Enfield, Connecticut ; was 
*hot and killed by a neighbor named Johnson, in 1723. He 
leit children, John, Francis, William, Mary, perhaps others. 
John, adopted by uncle, John Abbott of Norwich, Conn. , and 
married in 1740, probably at Norwich. Left children born at 
Norwich, as follows: William, b. 1747 ; Elihu, 1749 ; Hiram, 
1751 ; Simon and daughter, Diademe, who married Herrick. 

Whoever will first substantiate by record evidence the fore- 
going and of the name of John's wife and children will be paid 
150. J. P. Baxter, IS Somerset St., Boston, Mass. 

Xeal.— Was Edward Neal, or Neil, of Westfield, 1662-3 

'* i foreof Weymouth, Mass., and m. Martha, dau. of Edward, 

or Edmund, Hart of Westfield, before 1672] a relative of 

.'v,hn Roe, Sen., who by will (Essex Co.) 1672, left money to 

d»0- Lydia Hart, or was that dau. wife of Edmund Hart ? 

H. A. F. 

Gilbert. — Who was Prudence Gilbert, who married Miles 
Morgan of Springfield, at Beverly, Mass., about 1643 ? H. f. 

Parker. — Wanted the names of Robert Parker's father and 
- other. Also the same information concerning his wife 
N *rah James. Their daughter Jane married Dec. 16, 1677, 
Mil lsham at Barnstable, Mass. 

Isham. — Wanted names of John Isham's father and mother. 
lad dates of births, marriages and deaths of all the above 
^ned persons, if possible. a. i. t. h. 

Hkaxch. — Susannah Branch, dau. of Aruaziah Branch, 
* robably of Shaftonsbury, Vt.,) and wife of Aaron Kellogg, 
•'°* of the founders of Clinton, N. Y. Wanted the maiden 
**!ue and local ity of wife of Aruaziah Branch. 

I. C. Kellogg, Godfrey, 111. 


' till 



Ramson. Who are the parents of Abigail Ramson, also 
what is the date of her marriage to Gideon Skinner ? c. h. 

Sawyer. — John Sawyer married Elizabeth Robinson. 
Probably he was born about 1700. Wanted his parentage. 
Wanted any information about the Sawyer family. 

F. D. Sawyer, Otisfield Gore, Maine. 

Harris. — James Harris, American ancestor of this branch 
of the family, born in England, 1640, married Sarah Denisoo 
of Boston 1666. Who were her parents ? Births of eleven 
children recorded in Old South Church, 1683. j. h. 

Goodrich. — I wish to find some descendant or kinsman of 
Peter Champney Goodrich of Fitchburg, Mass., who can give 
me information about him and his family. Mr. Goodrich 
was married at New Haven, Conn., in 1812, and is supposed 
to have settled at Fitchburg, Mass. h. j. d. 

Johnson. — Could Margery, wife of John Johnson of Rox- 
bury, 1638, have been the daughter of William Scudder, En- 
gland? In his will, 1607, he mentions wife Margery, unmarried 
daughter Margaret, and John Johnson, the elder and younger. 
(N. E. H. and Gen. Reg., vol. 47, page 423.) j. h. 

Ryder (Rider). — Thomas Black, was born (according to 
old Bible) at Plymouth, Mass., Oct., 1774. By tradition, his 
father was a mariner (possibly sea-captain) and lost at sea. 
The parentage of Thomas B. is wanted. (There was probably 
a Black intermarriage, and the given name John has been sug- 
gested, on doubtful authority, for Thomas' father's name.) . 

W. I. Tyler Brigham, Chicago, 111. 





A Genealogical History of Henry Adams of Braintree, 
Mass., and his descendants, extending from 1632 down to the 
present. Also of John Adams of Cambridge, Mass. , by An- 
drew N. Brown, large 8 vo., pp. 1238, Rutland, Vt., 1898. 
Price $7.50. 

That over 1200 pages was needed to describe the descend- 
ants of Henry and John Adams is not surprising. That the 
compiler was able to correctly locate and adequately describe 
so many families is creditable to his industry and his skill in 

There is a marked contrast between the appearance of the 
letter press of this volume and most genealogies. The one 
under notice is remarkable for a clear, large and open arrange- 
ment which does not waste the space. The effect is pleasing. 

Mr. Adams shows that the tradition regarding the ancestry 
of Henry Adams is worthless, and also gives the notorious Ap 
Adam pedigree. 

Whether John Adams of Cambridge was a son of Henry is 
h point not decided by the book. As a descendant the present 
writer has strong doubts, and as a genealogist is quite positive 
that he was not. 

By comparing page 971, No. 59, Martha, with page 96, 
V ol. V of this magazine, it will be noticed that she married 
Samuel, not Asa Tufts. Martha Frost, wife of Deacon Joseph 
Adams, was daughter of Sarah (Cooper, not Cozens) Frost. 

It is hoped that Mr. Adams will publish the genealogies of 
other Adams families. 

Descendants of Jonathan Gillet of Dorchester, Mass., 
*ud Windsor, Conn., Pamplet, Ilion, N. Y. 1898. 

A his, the joint production of three gentlemen, is a reprint 
*rom the New England Hist. -Gen. Register for 1893. Joiia- 





than Gillet was made a freeman in Dorchester in 1635, and 
removed the next year to Windsor. He had a brother Nathan. 
Gillet is an Oxfordshire name, though found in Kent and else- 
where in the east of England. The emigrant came with the 
Maverick and Wareham companies from the west of England. 

Phineas Pratt and some of his descendants. A mono- 
graph prepared by Eleazer Franklin Pratt, Boston, printed 
for private distribution, 1897, 8 vo. pp. 161. 

The Hon. E. F. Pratt died 11 Oct., 1888. He had long 
been prominent among Boston merchants, and during many 
years had devoted much time to gathering materials for a 
genealogy of the "Phineas Pratt family.' 1 Death interrupted 
his work, but his sons, as a memorial to their father, have 
printed in this book such parts of the Mss. as were completed. 

Phineas Pratt, probably the son of Rev. Henry, was one of 
the men, sent out by Weston, who made a settlement at Wes- 
sagussett in 1622 which did not prove a success. Pratt seems 
to have had command of one section of the colony, and learn- 
ing of an Indian conspiracy to destroy the English, none other 
daring to make the journey, he went to Plymouth amid great 
dangers. His warning confirmed the Plymouth colony in the 
correctness of information received the day before from Mas- 
sasoit. Standish lead a party which took vengeance on the 
Indians and killed the leaders. After this Pratt was at Piscat- 
aqua and in 1623 back at Plymouth, where probably he joined 
Joshua Pratt who was likely his brother. Pratt left a narra- 
tion of these affairs which was placed in the Colony Archives, 
the author receiving a grant of lands in Dunstable in 1662 in 
reward. He died in Charlestown where he had lived many 
years. His gravestone states that he died, aged about 90, on 
the 19 April, 1680. The settlement of his estate in Dunstable, 
forty years later, affords some clues as to his children, which 
are not found elsewhere. 

John, the eldest son, settled in Rhode Island and was later 
at Long Island. Mercy married Jeremiah Holman of Cam- 



bridge, as proven by the sale of a share in the Dunstable lands 
bv her Holman heirs. Other children were Samuel, Daniel, 
Peter, Joseph, Aaron, Mary. 

The mother of these children was Mary, daughter of Digory 
Priest, the Mayflower passenger. 

Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass., by 
David W. Hoyt. Parts 3 and 4. Foot to Somes. 

We have commented on the great value of this publication 
!*?fore. It is probably the most thorough of its sort. The 
fiages fairly bristle with references to authorities. 

The Old Records of the town of Fitchburg, Mass., 
17C4-17S9, published by the town, 1898. 

We have noticed the appearance of the early records of 
Lunenburg, in two volumes, and this volume is the continua- 
tion of the records of a part "of the older town which was set 
off as Fitchburg in 1764. No vital records are included in 
this volume. The compilation was the work of the efficient 
city clerk of Fitchburg, Mr. Walter A. Davis. 

Report of the third AxMerican Tyler Family Reunion 
held in Boston, Sept., 1898, contains a sketch of the original 

Tyler families of Boston. W. I. Tyler Brigham, Chicago, 

HI., will be glad to hear from persons bearing the name. 

An Armory of the Western Counties (Devon and 
( ornwall) from the unpublished manuscripts of the XVI 
tentury, by the Rev, Sabine Baring-Gould and Robert Twigge. 
Exeter, James G. Commin, 1898. Large 8 vo., pp. 116. 
• 'his book will be supplied by the publisher of this magazine, 
delivered in America, for $1.) 

i here are many manuscripts containing lists of arms borne 
V west of England families. The present volume is a coni- 
zation, but the more important lists are seperately printed. 

^ he earliest list used is one dating from about 151:8. The 
tutors have added references to innumerable later compilations 
specially to references in the Harleian Collection. 





The Armory has been collated with all the important herald- 
ic manuscripts, a list of which are given in the introduction. 

The book will prove one of more than usual interest to 
Americans as so many of our early settlers originated in Dev- 
onshire, and it may be noted in passing, that the ramifications 
of Devonshire families, and the adventurous life led by many 
of the dwellers near the coast, has resulted in a goodly propor- 
tion of the gentle families of Devonshire being represented in 

The value of such a work as this, with references to the 
source of information, over such an Armory as Burkes, with 
no references to speak of and full of examples accepted from 
all sources, is not only obvious, but very great. It is to be 
hoped that the material available for other sections of Eng- 
land will be put into as an easily accessible form. 

Memorial Sketches, by Rev. Charles F. Morse, is a 
collection of brief sketches of ancestors in the Perkins, Thom- 
as, Heath and Dollotf families. It is a little booklet, but made 
especially valuable and attractive to the family by the inser- 
tion of half column cuts of the persons described to the num- 
ber of more than a score. The pamplet appears to have been 
published in St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

Noyes Pedigree, by James A. Noyes, paper, reprinted 
from the Register, 1899. This deals with one line of descent 
from Rev. William Noyes, who died in Cholderton, Wilts, be- 
fore April 22, 1622. He had brothers Richard and Robert. 
It is suggested that the father may have been Richard Noyes 
of Manningford Bruce, who died in 1590, was the son of Wil- 
liam Noyes of Urchfont, who died in 1557. 

Cholderton is near Salisbury. Nicholas Noyes, the emigrant 
was born in 1615-16, and settled in Newbury. 




Observations on the family of Endecott in the county of Dev= 

onshire, England, together with material for illustrat= 

ing the ancestry of Governor John Endecott, 

and Gilbert and William Endecott, 

early settlers in New England. 

By Eben Putnam. 

Assured social prestige begets carelessness regarding the 
preservation of ancestral records. There is no need to herald 
one's origin and the public remain largely in ignorance of the 
details of an ancestral record of persons of acknowledged lin- 


Gov. John Endecott had his place in the social organization 
of New England. Ho was not a boastful though a self assert- 

© © 

ive man. There does not exist a contemporary record of his 
origin or family connections other than the somewhat vague 
itatement that his wife was Craddock's cousin. Very little is 
Lnown of his life before he came to New England. That little 
tas been preserved chiefly by tradition. It is said he was a 
loldier in the wars in Holland, and that he had the title of 
^puiin. Certainly this is borne out by the records of the Gov- 
ernor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, as under date 
°i23Feb., 1G2S, the following entry occurs: "in part of the 
freight of the **** Henry Gawden, master, from Waimouth 
to Nahumkeke *** besides the charge of Captain John Ende- 
roit, his wifl'e and *** persons his company, theire passage & 

American genealogists working in England have never ceased 

© © © © 

•o look for clues which might le d to the discovery of the an- 
fcttry of Gov. Endecott. It was hoped that Somerby, Chester, 

** y\ aters would add that find to their laurels. Comparatively 
'"'Wiing has been accomplished by those gentlemeu, except to 
•tablish the fact that the tradition of his springing from a 





Dorsetshire family was problematical. 

During the spring and summer of 1898 the present writer 
held a commission from Mr. William C. Endicott, Jr., to 
make certain researches into the origin of the Endicotts. This 
commission was to a certain extent conditional upon the suc- 
cess obtained in a preliminary search, based upon conclusions 
reached by the writer during other work. 

There was very little to work upon. It was known that the 
name Endicott occurred in southwestern England, and that in 
Exeter there was or had been recently a family of that name. 
There were no published accounts of the family, except the 
record, in the Visitation of 1620, of the marriage of a daugh- 
ter of Henry Endecott into the Knapman family, and the gen- 
ealogical account printed by Charles Moses Endicott, who was 
responsible for the statement that Endecott came from Dor- 


Chester and also for the statement that his wife was Ann Gouer. 
There was a family of importance in London bearing the name 
Gower, or Gore, which had attracted the attention of Mr. 
Waters, and from their position and connections genealogists 
quite generally had accepted the idea that Endecott was con- 
nected with that famiiy. 

A careful study of the probate records at Exeter revealed 
two Endecott-Gower or Gore connections there. This Gore 
family was local in Devonshire and lived close by the home of 
the Endecotts. The name is, however, well known in the 
adjoining counties. 

There is a lamentable lack of parish registers in the most 
important places with which the Endecotts were connected. 
But from wills, lay subsidies, stannary rolls, and other docu- 
ments, such as chancery cases, etc., preserved in London, a 
great deal of knowledge regarding the family has been ob- 
tained. The investigations are not complete and are still go- 
ing on. As a means to interest local antiquarians, and to 
supply material for independent genealogical research, partial 
excerpts from the writer's collection are now printed. 


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The Endecott family appears to have originated in that part 
of Devonshire which lies in or to the north of Dartmoor. 

Members of the family were connected with the mining in- 
dustry; how early this connection existed is not clear. It is 
quite probable that the prosperity of the family was due to 
that source. 

The mining district of Devonshire lay within Dartmoor, and 
in the Dutchy of Cornwall. Special privileges were granted 
the miners, as well as to the inhabitants of the Venville towns, 
which surrounded the moor. Certain stannary towns were 
c-tablished and the miners exercised a rude jurisdiction, com- 
itur together in parliaments. The records of the proceedings 
of some of these early courts are extant. At one period Sir 
Walter Kawlei^h was Lord Warden of the Stannaries. 

The stannary accounts, now preserved in the British Public 
Record Office, pertain almost entirely to Devonshire. They 
cover a period from the time of Edward I to Philip and Mary; 
the majority being of the reign of Elizabeth. The Crown ex- 
acted a duty on the tin mined, and these accounts show the 
names of the miners, and the amount of tin each brought to 
the stannary towns. 

The name Endecott does not appear on these rolls, nor on 

■ay rolls, as far as known, of a date earlier than Henry VIII. 

The names Wyndeatt and Wyndcott are found on the early, as 

*t'U as later, rolls. In 149i William Wydeate was a deputy 

b) a stannary court. During the reign of Henry VIII, among 

'^e miners at Chagford were William Knapman, John Wynd- 

°-'Uj Henry Wydeatt. The latter name prevailed throughout 

we locality and for the period during which the records were 

examined for Endecott. Endecott, or as it has been found 

* ntten Yndyeott and Endycott, is easily derived from Wyndy- 

"jtt. Y had the sound of e. There is little distinction be- 

•*een the names Wende-cott and Ende-cott. It is clear that 

iJ ? as was extremely probable, this change in the name took 
I -ace, it was i ate i n t k e 15t}l cen t ur y. 







Rev. Thomas Moor in his "History of Devonshire" says: 
"The venville men are considered the King's special tenants, 
to do suit and homage in his courts. ' : Besides the venville 
estates there are thirty-three ancient tenements on the Moor, 
held by copy of Court roll. The customary tenements descend 
by will. All writers testify to the hardy and superior phys- 
ical characteristics of the men of the Venville towns and of 
the Moor. They were extremely independent, a character- 
istic developed by the privileges enjoyed and their mode of 
life. Risdon, in his survey of 1605, says of the mining labor- 
ers: "they must have formed an extensive class". 

The first person, so far known, to have borne the name En- 
decott was Henry Endecott, who was of that part of Devon- 
shire between Chaeford and Winkleitrh, about fifteen to twen- 
ty miles west of Exeter. He was born during the latter half, 
if not the latter quarter, of the 15th century. He is not 
unlikely the progenitor of all bearing the name. 

The pedigree which follows is compiled from probate rec- 
ords, parish registers, chancery suits, lay subsidies, etc. The 
careful reader will readily perceive where the evidence is cir- 
cumstantial. It was thought better to present the material in 
this form rather than to print the original wills, and other 
notes, as this is not intended as a final presentation of the 

( To be continued.) 










(Continued from page 63.) 

Michael AVebber resided at Perpooduck Point between the 
first and second Indian wars [Hist, of Portland, Wm. Willie; 
Maine Hist. Soc. Col. I, p. 218]. 

Michael Webber deceased at Gloucester, 12 Jan., 1729, 
near ninety years [Gloucester Town Records]. He must have 
been born about 1639. 

Michael Webber was a householder in Gloucester in 1704, 
and in 1725 received a grant of land at Freshwater Cove, 
where the family have since resided. [History of Gloucester, 
Pringle, p. 52.] 

Feb. 8, 1717-18, Michael Webber, as one who had knowl- 
edge of the early settlers, takes oath as to the statements of 
•Joseph Page in regard to the location of his land at Falmouth. 
[Hook of Eastern Claims, Maine Hist, and Geneal. Rec. 1889, 
i>. 472]. 

Michael Webber married Deborah Bedford, 14 Aug., 1686, 
by Mr. Burroughs, minister. [Old York County Records.] 

Michael Webber and wife Deborah Bedford, child Mary 
l>orn May 16, 1701. Michael Webber and wife Sarah. Mich- 
ael, born June 26, 1715; James, born Sept. 14, 1719. [Glou- 
cester Town Records.] 

Michael Webber was a member of the Gloucester church in 
1703, living out of town. [Notes and Additions to Hist, of 
Gloucester, J. J. Babson, p. 4.] 

In 1753 Samuel Chandler, the minister, visited and prayed 
at Michael Webber's, his wife being dangerously ill. He then 
visited and prayed at "Mr. Webber's." 



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22 Dec, 1759 he buried Michael. [Ibid, pp. 34, 48. J 

Widow Sarah Webber was appointed admx. 11 Feb., 1760. 
[Salem Probate Becords, 337, 18.] 

Michael Webber of Gloucester, shipwright, buys lot 144 in 
Gloucester lying between Freshwater Cove and Kettle Cove, 
23 Nov., 1724. [Salem Reg. Deeds L. 44, F. 245.] 

Michael Webber ("Nicholeus" is also used) of Gloucester, 
fisherman, buys land near Freshwater Cove, 12 Nov., 1730. 
[Salem Deeds L. 64, F. 62.] 

Michael Webber of Falmouth, Co. York, mariner, buys 
land in Gloucester, 9 Jan., 1732-3, adjoining land which he 
owned already. [Salem Deeds, L. 63, F. 225.] 

Michael Webber Jr., seaman of Gloucester, buys land 20 
Oct., 1749. [IbidL. 95, F. 175.] 

Michael Webber, Jr., of Gloucester, mariner, mortgages 
land in Gloucester, 6 Apr., 1753. [Ibid L. 102, F. 264]. 

These are all the instances where I find mention of a Michael 
.Webber in the earliest records. 

The Michael Webber who resided at Perpooduck Point was 
probably the same who died at Gloucester in 1729. He was 
born about 1639. He was then a few years younger than 
Thomas Webber who lived on Parkers Island in 1650. They 
were so. nearly of the same age that they may have been broth 
ers. Other facts confirm this supposition. 

Michael Webber who married Deborah Bedford, in 1686, is 
thought to have been son of the older Michael. This is prob- 
ably the case. Michael, Jr., was born then between 1660 and 
and 1665. 

Babsou says that Deborah had one child Mary, born 16 
May, 1701, and she was killed by the Indians in 1703. Bab- 
son is wronor in saving that Michael married Sarah in 1716, as 
their first child was born 26 June, 1715-6. 

Ho was the "Mr. Webber" at whose house Mr. Chandler 
called and prayed in 1753, and whom he buried 22 Dec, 1759, 
whose wife Sarah was appointed administratrix 11 Feb., 1760. 





He was nearly one hundred years old when he died. 

Michael, the son, may have returned to Falmouth after 
1719, as only two of his children's births are recorded in 
Gloucester, Michael b. 26 June, 1715, and James b. 14 Sept., 
1719, and a Michael of Falmouth bought land in Gloucester 
in 1732-3. A few years later he was in Gloucester again. 

Samuel Webber with wife Deborah was at York, Me., in 
1090. At a town meeting holden in York 6 June, 1690. 
Given and granted unto Samuel Webber fifty Acres of Land 
where he can find it clear of any former grant. [Records of 

At Gloucester, Samuel Webber and wife Deborah had chil- 

Deborah, b. 2 Jan., 1695. 
Waitstill and Patience, b. 18 Jan., 1698. 
Patience, d. 6 Feb., 1698. 
[Gloucester Town Records.] 

Samuel had other children; the places and dates of their 
births have not been found. 

Whose son was this Samuel? Thomas had a son Samuel, who 
receives the gift of a mill privilege in 1681 from the town of 
Falmouth. He sells half this to John Skillings, and later in 
1685 sells the other half to Sylvanus Davis. His wife Debo- 
rah signs this last deed. [Maine Deeds, IV. Fol. 75.] 

James Webber's deposition already quoted, says this Sam- 
uel who sold the mill was son of Thomas. Even if James was 
mistaken as to whom the mill privilege was granted, he would 
not have been likely to mistake the relationship between 
I hornas and Samuel, especially if, as considered, Samuel and 
James were brothers. 

Samuel who married Deborah and lived in Gloucester from 
1695 to 1698 was then son of Thomas. There is no evidence 
ue was son of Michael, though he went to Gloucester with 
♦Michael, while the other sons of Thomas went to Boston with 
their father and mother. 





. If Michael was brother to Thomas there would have been 
nothing unnatural in one of his nephews going with him to 

That there was some tie between Michael and the children 
of Thomas is shown further by the fact that James Webber, 

who married Patience , was in Gloucester in 1704, as 

their child Nathan was born there 20 Aug., 1704. [Town 
Eecords of Gloucester.] 

This was the James who went to Boston with his mother 
Mary; for Charlestown Records show that James and Patience 
Webber had a son Nathan born 20 June, 170-. All his other 
children's births are given in full. Only Nathan's is imperfect 
and the wrong month stated, as though recorded by one who 
had imperfect information. 

We must conclude therefore that James and Patience went 
to Gloucester and passed the summer of 1704 with their uncle 
Michael, and perhaps with their brother Samuel. 

In conclusion, Thomas Webber was born about 1630. 
Michael was his brother, born a few years later. Whether 
they were born in this country does not appear. Thomas mar- 
ried Mary Parker, had five sons, one daughter. At the time 
of the Indian wars he went to Casco bay, later to Charlestown, 
Mass., with his wife and four sons, one of whom later goes to 
Yarmouth. Samuel goes to Gloucester with his uncle Michael, 
later returns to York, Maine; he has a large family. 

Michael had a son Michael, Jr., before he goes to Gloucester. 
Michael, Jr's., first wife is killed by the Indians. By his second 
wife, Sarah, he had children, lie returns to Falmouth for a 
while after 1719, but later is in Gloucester where he died in 
1759 nearly 100 years old. 

To follow these families further is not the design of this 









[ Continued from page p. ] 

Richard Prince, Sr., of Salem. Will dated 21, 7 mo : 1675. 
Aged 61 years or thereabouts. 

To son Joseph Prince \ of a ten acre lot, bought of Wil- 
liam Lord, Sr., (being the half of that part of the lot that 
lyeth southward, and so from the highway westward to the 
end). Also \ acre of marsh at the further side of the South- 
field of Salem, joining on the one side to an acre of marsh of 
Goody Lemon's "yt was", and butting on Mr. George Gard- 
ner's upland. 

To son Samuel Prince the other part of lot bought of Lord, 
lying northward and running from the highway to the end 
westward. Also \ acre marsh near the bars that goeth out of 
the Southfield. Also my now dwelling house, with my ware- 
house and barn and all the housing thereto appertaining, with 
the land on which the house stands from the street eleven pole 
down toward the north, and adjoining to his brother Richard's 
ground on the east, and his brother Jonathan's on the north. 

To son Richard Prince a five acre lot in the Southfield near I 

Joseph Hardye's five acre lot and in the same field. Also, out | 

of the lot my dwelling house standeth on, two and one-half 
poles in breadth and eleven poles in length extending to the 
orchard, namely, the ground between my house and land of Mr. 
William Browne, Jr. 

To son Jonathan Prince the other part of the ten acre lot 
bought of Lord, lying from the highway eastward the whole 
breadth. Also, \ acre of marsh known as Water's marsh. 
Also, the remainder of the ground on which my dwelling house 
stands; that is, the north part of my orchard adjoining to the 
end of Samuel's and Richard's ground and so to the lane. 

To daughter Mary Daniell twenty pounds, after my wife's 



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decease. My two grandchildren, Steeven and Mary Daniell, 
five pounds each. 

Son Joseph Prince, executor, he to retain in his hands all 
the remainder of my estate to bear the charge of maintaining 
my wife, whom I leave to his care. Overseers, Mr. Henry 
Bartholomew, Mr. Joseph Grafton, Sr. 

Witnesses, Steephen Daniell, Edward Norrice. 

Proved 22-10-1675. [301.67.] 

Inventory, estate of Mr. Richard Prince, Sr., of Salem, 
taken 21, 8 mo : 1675, presented by the executor 21, 10 mo : 
1675. Fifteen acres upland and an acre salt marsh, £76; 
house and grounds, £130; silver and money, £92. Total, 

Debtors: Capt. George Corwin, Mr. Groves, Nat'l Beadle, 
James Poland, Capt. Price, Mathew Stanley, John Gardner, 
Thos. Gardner, Daniel King, John Grafton, John Waters, 
Frances Scerry, Thos. Jiues, Samuel Williams, Capt. More, 
Jacob Barney, Samuel Pitnam, John Browne, Mark Bachelor, 
Mr. Bartholomew, Robert Hodg, Abraham Bartholomew, Sam- 
uel Gatchell. Creditors: William Browne, Sr., Philip -Crom- 
well, William Browne, Mannasse Marston, John Holmes. 

John Bachelor. Will dated 17 May, 1673. Aged 63. 

To wife Elizabeth my dwelling house during her life and 
then to. my son John ; also, my moveable estate, (she paying 
£15 in legacies as hereafter willed) and six pounds per annum, 
as long as she remains unmarried, and the keeping of two 
cows, and fire wood for her use at the charge of my two sons. 

To son John Bachelor my house I dwell in after my wife's 
decease, and twenty acres of land I bought of John Scudder, 
except six acres which I give to John Cressy and takes its 
beginning at Abraham Warren's well, so down to the brook, 
the brook being the bound between his land and his brother 
Joseph's; also, a piece of land that lies at the upper end of the 

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«&id twenty acres without the fence, with the hither end of 
niv salt marsh up to a place called the Rocks, where they cart 
Jown wood. 

To my son Joseph Bachelor all- my land in the field, together 
irith the orchard and barn, and the salt marsh lying beyond 
the said Rocks, commonly called Duck Cove, and half an acre 
of marsh which I bought of Joseph Rootes, and half an acre 
of Jeffery Massey. My will is my two sons, shall pay their 
mother the yearly rent of £6. 

To daughter Hana Corning £10. 

To grandchild John Cressy six acres of land lying within my 
ton John's land, as ^aforesaid, along Royall's Neck, and five 

Overseers, Mr. Henry Bartholomew and Deacon Prince. 

Witnesses, John Swinerton, Bethia Archard. 

Proved at Salem, 22-16-1675. Administration to sons John 
and Joseph Bachelor. [301.69.] 

Inventory of estate of John Bacheler of Salem, who died 
13, 9 mo : 1675, taken 4, 10 mo : 1675, by John Payment and 
Andrew Eliott. Forty-five acres of upland, £80; two acres of 
^lt marsh, £10; dwelling house and barn, £30; three bibles, 

Total, £230. Presented 22, 10 mo : 1675. [301.70.] I 


George Coale. Will ; "being very apprehensive of my 
present desolution". 

To Mary Davis, "whonie I used to call mother, forty shil- 
unirs.' 1 To my master, John Davis, all my timber. Rest of 
tty estate to my sister Mary Tuck, and my. other sister Eliz- 
abeth Coale, equally. Friends Daniel Johnson and my master, 
John Davis, executors. 

'This was acknowledged before me ye 22, 9 mo : 75, Samuel 
•M>!eton, Com r ". Witnesses, Thomas Ferman, Samuel Foster. 

Proved at Salem, 30, 9 mo : 1675. [301.70.] 

Inventory, by Samuel Hart and Eleazer Linse, presented 
0-1675. Total, £15, 16.00. (He was a carpenter. No 








land.) [301.71.] 

Samuel Crumpton. Inventory of the estate of Samuel 
Crumpton, who was slain in the war against the Indians, taken 
29, 9 mo : 1675, by Hilliard Veren, Sr., and Henry West. 
Total, £62. (Chiefly leather stock. Apparently he was a 
sadler. He has due him for wages while upon the service 
£2.06.00.) Presented by relict and administratrix, Jane. 
21, 10 mo : 1675. [301.71.] 

Samuel Steevens. Inventory, taken 30, 9 mo : 1675, -by 
Henry West and Nathaniel -Putnam. (Steevens died in Sep- 
tember.) One ten acre lot in the Northficld, £25; "his wages 
in money, 40 sh ; one rapier, 13 sh ; a cradle and money, 20 sh ;" 
one pillion. Total, £62.02.00. 

Adm. to relict, Rebecca, who is to pay out of the estate £10 
to Sara, the child of the deceased, when 18 years of age or 
married with the mother's consent. 22, 10 mo : 1675, [301.71.] 

Samuel Steevens. Inventor y of Samuel Steevens, "who 
was slaine when Capt. Latrop was slaine" taken by Anthony 
Somerby and Augustine Stedman, 27 Sept., 1675. 

Crops, £5; house, stock, hay, etc.; total, £64. 17. OS. 
Debts, £20.17.1. Additional estate, £13, and a new saddle 
and gun pressed for the country's service. More debts, to 
Mr. Waynwright, Ben Titcome. 

Maj. Titcomb upon oath declares this inventory to be a true 
inventory, etc., 28 Mar., 1676. "Recorded fo 21, 4 booke," 
"Recorded folio 16, 1675.', (Two papers on file, No. 26,419, 
not recorded among probate records.) 

( To be continued.*) 





Robert Muzzey in his will of 5 Jan., 1642-3 names children 
Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, Ellen, brother Dane, the elder (prob- 
ably John Dane). To wife Bridget he gives "one of my former 
wife's best gowns." The children are called minors. Proved 16 
May, 1644. Inventory, 17-2-1648, by Bridget, late wife of 
Robert Muzzey, now wife of Thomas Rowlandson. 

Thomas Rowlandson, Hannah Rolfe et als. to Bridget Brad- 
street, [Ipswich Deeds, I, 208-9]. Received of John Palmer of 
Rowley in behalf of Bridget Bradstreet, widow, £5 in full of all 
covenants, contracts, etc., between the deceased husband of said 
Bridget and Thomas -Rowlison, Sr. , concerning themselves and 
their children according to an agreement between Robert Lord 
and Thomas Rowlison, Jr., at Salisbury Court. Signed by 
Thomas Rawlison. 

"Mother Bradstreet, I pray you pay my wife that 20 shillings 
left me by my father in his last will." 26-7-1655. Signed Wil- 
liam Beale, Martha Beale. Hannah Rolfe of Ipswich gives re- 
ceipt for £20 to mother Bridget Bradstreet, which sum was left 
her in her father's will. Mary Bradstreet, ditto. 

Bridget Bradstreet died Nov., 1665, leaving a will. The chil- 
dren of Humphrey and Bridget Bradstreet were: Hannah married 
John Rolfe; John married Hannah, daughter of John Peach of 
Marblehead, who married, second, William Waters; Martha mar- 
ried William Beale of Marblehead; Mary married John Kimball; 
Sarah, b. 1638, married 13 April, 1657, Nicholas Wallis; Rebecca 
married George Bondfield of Marblehead; Moses married Eliz- 
abeth Harris. 

In Essex Files, under 16-30-1670, there is a reference to a mar- 
riage of Thomas Rowlandson of Marblehead to Martha Bradstreet. 
•Ihis paper probably belongs under those of Nov., 1657, in case 
W William Beale of Marblehead vs. Thomas Rowlandson for 
'U'rong done his wife under pretense of marriage, taking away 
"cr good name, and sueing her mother at Hampton Court." 



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Essex Files for 16*70 also contains papers in case of Beale vs. 
Hollingsworth in a case for slander, probably of date of 1657. 
Beale states in his petition "that whereas by reason of a nullitie 
of marriage between Thomas Rowlandson ye guilty and Martha 
Bradstreet ye innocent certain persons reviled the said William 
and Martha as living in adultry, she as having two husbands." 
Beale won not only against the Hollingsworths but Codner and 
Thomas Rowlandson. There are references to Hampton Court 
about 1656-7, but the records for Old Norfolk for the period 1654 
to 1662 are missing. 

Thomas Rowlandson married Dorothy Portland 17 May, 1653. 
He died in 1682, when he had wife Dorothy, who in 1689 was 
called Dorothy Perin, but is described as Rowlandson in 1694. 
Their children were born and recorded at Salisbury regularly be- 
tween 1654 and 1669, nine in all. Two of the daughters after 
they were over twenty years of age had illegitimate children. 
Mary married Jonathan Blodgett and after his death married 
Samuel Preston of Andover. Essex Deeds 59-19. 

Kelsey. — Can E. M. who wished to learn the maiden name of 
Jane , wife of Daniel Kelsey, who removed to Killing- 
worth — give me the names and births of the children of Daniel 
Kelsey and if he had more than one wife? Also was he son of 
William Kelsey (of Hartford) and wife Bethia? Would like 
address of «E. M." S. E. G. 

Park. — ^Will F. D. A. supply address. Will some one supply 
proof regarding the Drake-Rockwell and Park-Rockwell mar- 
riages? See December issue. 

Answer to C. C. E. — Abraham Hobbs, jr., m. Elizabeth 
Cummings, Dec. 6, 1764. He was son of Abraham and Sarah 
(Brown) Hobbs. Abraham Hobbs, jr., d. Sept. 30, 1825, aged 
85. G. F. D. 







Written by Adolph Hendrick Putman, in 1736. 

Translated by De Witt C. Putman of Santa Monica, Gal., 

Dec, 1898. 

{Continued from page 66.) 

In 1720 he paid me a visit for a resting spell with his wife, 
my mother. He was taken ill and passed away June 2, 1720, 
at the age of 78. Two years later my mother passed away, 
aged 78. Both are buried in my burial plot. 

They left me, Adolph Hendrick, Joanna, who married 
Judge Carl Frederic Cramer of Delden, and Matilda Alida 
and Anna Maria. 

I, Adolph Hendrick, went to school at Oldensaal in my 
11th year; in 1700 I left there and went to Deventer and 
studied under Elias van Steenbergan and Johannes Brouwer, 
and also for two years under the Gentleman Antonius Math- 

In 1704 I went to Utrecht and studied under Messrs. 
DePol and Eck until the middle of the year 1707. 

It gives me great pleasure to say that my Professors were 
very proud of me, and I corresponded with them for years. 

In the year 1708 I went back to Deventer and won the 
City fathership. I lived in two rooms for two years and was 
very busy learning to practice what I had studied. 

I enjoyed the acquaintance of tho Hon. Baron Van Rosen- 
dael and of the Land Drost of the Velunwe, and through their 
influence was appointed Procurator of the lands of the Vel- 
'inwe. I also got a chance to practice in Gelderland where 
the City Father Sebastian Tickler was also a lawyer, and a 
good opportunity in the province of Overyssel. The people 
were very glad, as before they had to go to Arnheim to con- 
sult a lawyer. 


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In 1710 I was promoted by the influence of Herr Lubbert 
Adolph Turk, Baron Van Rosendael, who was the original 
Judge, to the position of Vice Judge and receiver of the 
Niebroeck, and was introduced into the position by the gen- 
tleman personally. I was given a reception in the church by 
Dominie Muys, who was for 19 years pastor and had done 
very much to reestablish the church and the affairs of the 
poor people. 

I was instrumental in arranging the affairs of the poor, and 
it is very pleasurable to know that they speak in very good 
terms of the good judgement and alms-giving of myself and of 
my country place, "The Pol". 

In 1711 I was called by express from my country place by 
the Baron Van Arnheim, the Baron Von Rosendael and the 
High and well born Baroness Van Tsendoorn and was appoint- 
ed Dyckgraef of the Velunwe with a good salary, besides all the 
profits and emoluments as the Venwaters got before, during 
the minority of Sir Goderd Elbert Van Tsendoorn. Sir God- 
erd died next year but I continued in my position through the 
influence of Hof Van Gelderland and because Sir Hendrick 
Jan Van Tsendoorn was also a minor. 

January 2Gth, 171J:, I wa? appointed Dyckgraef not only 
for the time of Sir Hendrick's minority but also for as long 
as Sir Hendrick would have the right to hold the position of 
Dyckgraef. I kept the position until 173G. 

In 1717, I was nominated as City Councillor of Deventer. 

In 1718, I was chosen Advocate of the City funds of Deven- 

I was also made Vryncer of Droth by the Heer Graeve of 

Flodorf and Stadholder of the loans of Droth, and by the 

widow Van Cannenburs: Stadholder of the loans of Cannen- 

burg, also by Heer Van Latmer Stadholder of the loans of 

Wilp and of Latmer. 

Heer Van Bommel appointed me Stadholder of the loans of 



In 1722 I was made Kentmaster of the city funds of Deven- 

In 1725 I was appointed advisor of her Royal Highness and 
the Royal children, which was made permanent by his Ro}~al 
Highness, the Prince of Orange". 

In the year 1715, on the 1st day of January, I was mar- 
nod to Miss Roelinda Maria Krul, the only daughter of Cap 
lain Rudolph Krul and Maria Cotgen Ehelieden. Captain 
Krul was the son of Arend Krul of Zwolle, of the States Gen- 

I was married by my father at the church at Delden. 

My wife died Dec. 18, 1715. 

I married again on the 8th of January, 1717, with Her- 
niana Rouse, daughter of the Burgomaster of Deventer and 
;:rand-daughter of Everhard Rouse, of the States General, and 
(iertrude Storm Van Berculo. 

Through the goodness of the Lord I have had fourteen chil- 
dren . 

Koelina Marion, born St. Martin's day, Nov. 10, 1717, at 6 

o'clock in the evening. 

(In another handwriting is the following : She married, xVuo:. 

9, 1739, Herman Bogerink, Secretary of Deventer. He 

died Oct, 6, 1790, age 92 years.) 
Everhard Herman, born 20 Sept., 1719, 1 o'clock p. m. ; he 

died Aug. 9, 1839. He was well liked and was of good 

Paulina Alida, born 12 Jan., 1722. 

(In another handwriting, she died July 23, 1807, the widow 

of Lt. Col. Card Wibran des de Lanay.) 
N-i-isanah Gertrude, born Feb. 21, 1721, between 1 and 2 a. m. 

iShe married May 28, 1753, with Jan Wilhelm Cramer, 
^ Advocate Fiscal of Twenthe and Richter, at Dalden.) 
fcol, born Oct. 18, 1725, 3 o'clock r. m., and baptised next 

^^U by alitor.— Here we see the probable origin of the tradition among the Mo- 
*"** Putmans of a connection with the family of Nassau. 






(He was Griffier der Biddleschop of Province of Overyssel ). 
Arnold Joan, born Nov. 8, 1727, died June 20, 172S. 
Joanna Matilda Fredora, born 11th. July, 1729. 

(She married Captain John Guerin and died without ehil 
dren. ) 
Elizabeth Fredora, born Sept. 20, 1730, (married Lt. Bruyn). 
Anna Judith, born 19 Jan., 1732. 
Henrietta Hermana, born 17 Jan., 1733. 
Anna Judith, born 14 Apl., 1734. 

(I think these 3 died young.— D. W. C. P.) 
Adolphina Henrietta Hermana, born 21 Oct., 1735. 

(Another handwriting, she died 26 Oct., 1817, she married 
1st., .Michael Baron Vosch Van Averaed, and 2d., Herr 
Gerhard Antony Menninck, Burgomaster of Deventer.) 
Willem Anna, born Mar. 1st., 1737, in the morning at 5 
o'clock, and baptised at noon, March 6th. , in the presence of 
His Royal Highness, the Prince, and Her Royal Highness, 
the Princess of Orange. Mrs. Nighten Brink held the in- 
fant while it was being baptised, and afterwards presented 
it to His Highness. 
Everhard Herman was born Aug. 1st., 1740, and baptised 
Aug. 3. 

[All of the above, except the portions in parenthesis, was 
written by Adolph Hendrick Putnam. — D. W. C. P.] 

Following it is the following : 
Adolph Hendrick Putman was born Aug. 19, 1682, and died 
Jan. 1st., 1753. He wrote the above from various writings 
brought together in 1736. 

Everhard Herman Putman, Burgomaster of Deventer, had 
the following children. 

1 — Paulina, who married at Deventer 12 March, 1S03, with 
Fredrick Hendrick De Branconnier, widower, and pensioned 
as Major of Cavalry. She died a widow Apl. 20, IS 35. lie 
died Jan. 30, 1832. 





2 — Hermanna Catherine Sophia married Felix Mathein, Roy- 
al Procurator, in 1812. 

Sussanah Gertrude (Putman) Cramer, daughter of Adolph 
Hendrick Putman, died at Twello, at her house, "Den Dyckof, " 
May 12, 1812. 
Note by Translator : * 

Zutphen is in Guederland, Netherland. 

Hamm is 80 miles southeast of Zutphen. 

Lipstadt is 25 miles east of Hamm. 

Goor is 18 miles east of Zutphen. 

Deventer is 14 miles north of Zutphen. 

Weerselo 12 miles northeast of Goor. 

Zwolle 28 miles north of Deventer. 

Delden is 12 miles east of Goor. 
Mr. Putman writes that in 1695, Geesje Vanderlyppe, wid- 
ow of Dirch Vanderlyppe, conveyed to Johannis Putman, of 
New York, two pieces of property, for a small consideration. 
He notes that Rutger Putman in the above account is men- 
tioned as Rentmaster for a Vanderlyppe at Hamm, in AVest- 
phalia. He queries if Geesje may not have been a relative of 
the grantee. 

Col. Putman, of Guederland, in a recent letter states that 
Jan Putman was a grandson of Abraham, the son of Rutger, 
(,1510-1575). He says Abraham was born in 1567 and his 
brother John in 1566. Also, that Abraham, on account of 
the Reformation of Religion, went to England, via Amsterdam, 
in 1590, and died in 1650. He "had a son who was born in 
1597, who married in 1644, and had John, born in 1645, who 
he claims was the emigrant to America. 

The line of John Putman of Goor became extinct in the 
niale line in 1803, and Mr. Carel Fredrick Herman Cramer 
turned the name Putman-Cramer. His mother was Susan- 
n ah Gertrude, daughter of Adolph Hendrick Putman. 







(Continued from page 24.) 

Swansey, Abigail, m. William Safford. *s 

Sweet, Cynthia, m. Jonathan Gladding. 

Sweet, Rufus. At South-Kingston, Mr. B. S. to Miss Betsy 

^jClark. (S. Apr. 28, 1792 ? ) 

Sweeting, Ann, m. Capt. Benjamin Page. 

Sweetser, Henrv. At Charlestown, by the Rev. Mr. Paine, 

Mr. II. S. to Mrs. Phebe Hatch, relict of the late Capt. 

Hatch, of Maiden. (S. Jan. 20, 1787.) 

Swett, Betsey, m. William Leach. 

Swift, Henry. Mr. 'H. S. to Miss Sally Brown, [both] of 

this town. (S. Nov. 27, 1790.) 
Swift, Stephen. Mr. S. S., of Watertown, to Miss Sally 

Cook, daughter of Capt. Phineas Cook, late of Newton. 

(W. Nov. 12, 1788.) 
Switcher, Samuel. At Cambridge; by the Rev. Mr. Fisk, 

Mr. S. S., of Athol (Conn.), to Miss Hannah Moore, of 

Cambridge. (S. Oct. 27, 1792.) 
Swords, James. At New-York, Mr. J. S., printer, to -Miss 

Rachel Buskirk. (S. Oct. 4, 1794.) 
Symes, Anna, m. Isaac Cazneau. 
Symmes, James. At Watertown, Mr. J. S. to Miss Sally 

Harback. (S. Feb. 2, 1793.) 

A virtuous lady he has got; 
And Citizen Elliot ti'd the knot! 

Symonds, Huldah, m. James Cutler. 

Symonds, John. At Salem, Mr. J. S. to Miss Betsy Pick- 
ering. (W. Apr. 17, 1793.) 
Taber, Phebe, m. Theodore Doty. 

Taggart, John. At Philadelphia, Mr. J. T., merchant, to 
Mrs. Kitty Byrnes, both of that place. (S. Nov. 10, 1792.) 
Tallman, Hannah, m. William Delano. 









Talton, Sarah, m. Walter Weeks. 

Tapley, Isaac, Mr. I. T. of Cambridge, to Miss Nancy 

Wayne, of this town. (S. Jan. 25, 1794.) 
Tapley, Polly, m. Joseph Miller. 
Tappan, Amos. At Portsmouth, Mr. A. T. to the amiable 

Miss Isabel Buckminster. (W. Aug. 24, 1791.) 
Tappan, Cornecia, m. Adam Doll. 
Tappan, James. At Gloucester, Mr. J. T. to Miss Nancy 

Choate. (S. Nov. 23, 1793.) 
Tappan, Joshua. At Newbury-Port, Mr. J. T. to Miss Nancy 

Ford. (S. May 7, 1791.) 
Tappan, Rebecca, m. William Edwards. 
Tappan, "Sarrah, m. Capt. Roberdeau. 
Tarr, Sally, m. David Marston. 
Tasker, Matthew. [In this town] Mr. M. T. to Miss Maria 

Hamblin. (W. Dec. 19, 1792.) 
Tate, Hannah, m. John Hathaway. 
Taylor, Chase. At Salem, C. T., Esq., of Sandborton, 

Straff ord-county, N. H. , to Mrs. Sarah Elkins of that town. 

(S. Feb. 16, 1793.) 
Taylor, Dan. At East-Sprinfffield, Mr. D. T. to Miss Her- 

moine B. Campbell. (S. Oct. 13, 1792.) 
Taylor, Daniel, jun. At Yarmouth, Mr. D. T., jun., to Miss 

Desire Thatcher. (S. Dec. 28, 1793.) 
Taylor, William. By the Rev. Mr. Thacher, Mr. W. T. to 

Miss Sally Pierpont, of this town. (W. July 6, 1791.) 
Taylor, William. At Southborough, Mr. W. T. to Miss 

Hannah Angier. (W. March 14, 1792.) 

Telfair, Ann, m. Benjamin Franklin Timothy. 

Temple, Miss, m. Thomas Lindal Winthrop. 

Templeton, Catherine Lawless, m. John Callender. 

Templeton, Sally, m. James Dunbar. 

Thatcher, Nabby, in. Thomas Hale. 

Thatcher, Desire, m. Daniel Taylor, jun. 
Unaxter, Desire, m. Levi Lincoln. 





Thaxter, Mrs. Elizabeth, m. James Carter. 

Thaxter, John. At Haverhill, J. T. , Esq. , Attorney at law, 

to Miss Elizabeth Duncan. (W. Nov. 28, 1787.) 
Thaxter, Samuel. [In this town] Mr. S. T. to Miss Polly 

Helyer. (S. June 16, 1792.) 
Thayer, Abner. Mr. A. T. to Miss Perses Turner. (S. Oct. 

30, 1790.) 
Thayer, Eleonora, m. Elijah Thayer. 
Thayer, Elijah. At Braintree, last Thursday evening, Mr. 

E. T. to Miss Eleonora Thayer. (S. May 15, 1790.) 
Thayer, Samuel. Mr. S. T. to Miss Rachel Carey. (S. Apr. 

18, 1789.) 
Thomas, Daniel. On Thanksgiving eve, at Middleborough, 

Mr. D. T., merchant, of Taunton, to Miss Eliza Alden, of 

Middleborough. (S. Nov. 9, 1793.) 

Sixteen lines of verse follow. The last two are: 

May Fortune still her liberal board display, 
And life continue a Thanksgiving Day! 

Thomas, George. In this town, by the Rev. Mr. Murray, 
Mr. G. T. to Miss Sally Thurston, both of this town. 
(S. Feb. 8, 1794.) 

Thomas, Happy, m. Enoch Morse. 

Thomas, John. At Portsmouth, Mr. J. T. to Mrs. Sally 
Clear. (W. Sept. 14, 1793.) 

Thomas, Joshua. J. T., Esq., of Plymouth, member of the 
Hon. House of Representatives from that town, to Miss 
Isabella Stevenson, of this town. (S. Oct. 21, 1786.) 

Thomas, Joshua. On Sunday evening, by the Rev. Mr. Free- 
man, Mr. J. T., printer, to Mrs. Hannah Thompson, of 
this town. (W. Sept. 30, 1789.) 

Thomas, Marianne, m. James R. Hutchins. 

Thompson, Abigail, m. Daniel Oliver. 

(To be continued.) 






Books noticed in this publication may he obtained from Eben 
Putnam, Danvers, Mass. 

Old Times in Shrewsbury, Mass., Gleanings from His- 
tory and Tradition, by Elizabeth Ward, 8vo, pp 1ST. 

The author has dealt with the history of Shrewsbury in a 
M-ries of charming essavs. The first settlers, the first houses, 
the first minister, the churches, the taverns, and other inter- 
acting subjects are dealt with. There is much valuable gen- 
ealogical material. Shrewsburv in the Revolution is the title 
of one chapter. Neither are the men in the French Avars for- 
gotten. The book is illustrated, but unfortunately an index 
not provided. A book of this character] which is so use- 
ful for reference should be provided with «an index. Two or 
three specimens of old time ballads are given, which serve to 
illustrate the humor of our forefathers. 

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Rowell and notices of 
Pome of his descendants with a genealogy for seven genera- 
tions 1754-1898, by Roland Rowell. 8 vo, pp 216, Manches- 
ter, 1898. 

This is the history of a typical New England pioneer family, 
llie compiler has delineated life of the farming class in New 
Inland, especially during the period immediately following 
pe Revolution, with faithfulness. The accounts of the hard- 
♦^ips endured and the successes obtained by those men and 
*otnen who left the older settlements to establish themselves 
J Q \ errnont has an interest fully equal to the history of the 
*<slern pioneers of a generation or two later. The book is 

'•'ofusely illustrated with portraits, which add not a little to 
11 * value. The gradual change from the stern, hard features 

' the past generations to the convention type of the modern 
' (v «' Knglander is clearly shown by the series of portraits. 








There is an unmistakable Scottish cast to the features of the 
earlier generations, undoubtedly resulting from the infusion 
of Scotch-Irish blood. 

We consider that the genealogical arrangement would have 
been improved by printing the dates of birth and death after 
the names of the children in place of the method followed, 
that of referring to the following generation. 

*© D 

The Early Days and Early Surveys of East New Jer- 
sey, by William Roonie Butler, N. J., 1897. pp. 65. This is 
a pamphlet. Mr. Roome states the origin of Jersey titles and 
supplies much valuable and interesting information. The 
names of early settlers are mentioned occasionally. 

Old Families of the First Parish (Billerica), by Mrs. 
M. H. Sage, is a pamplet printed for private distribution by 
J. B. Holden. It is a pleasant, running account of several of 
the families who have lived in the parish, with no pretense to 
genealogical detail. 



Pabodie. — Allow me to correct an error made in "Eliz- 
abeth Paybodie and Descendants", page 307 of your magazine. 

No. 131. Elizabeth 4 Soule (Mercy 3 Southworth, Mary 2 
Paybodie, Elizabeth Alden) married Barnabas Perry, etc. 
Moses and Mercy (Southworth) Soule had no daughter Eliz- 
abeth. Alice Soule married Barnabas Perrv of Pembroke, 
(son of Henry and Mary [Pratt] Perry). In the settlement 
of the estate of Moses Soule (Vol. II, p. 505, Plymouth Pro- 
bate Office) "Else," wife of Barnabas Perry, is allowed one 
tenth of the estate. Susan A. Smith, No. Pembroke, Mass. 







(Continued from Vol. VI, page 259.) K 


Peter Palf ry late of Salem, planter, hath sold unto 

saiem. John Porter of Salem, yeoman, £ acre of land lying 

between John Home's and Capt. Hathorn's grounds, 

over and against Mr. Downing's house in Salem, for £1, as 

by deed dated 10 Dec, 1653. 


Jonathan Porter of Salem, planter, hath sold unto 

saiem. Osmond Traske of Salem, the two late dwelling 

houses of himself and Edward Hornett and twenty 

acres or thereabout adjoining to the said houses, also -J- part of 

SI acres bought of Mr. Browne, also one acre of salt marsh 

[51] two acres of fresh marsh, and also twenty acres of upland 

adjoining to Thomas Brackett's land, as by deed 27-10mo., 

more at large appeareth. 

John Barbour late of Salem, carpenter, hath sold 
Saiem. unto Kobert Goodhall of Salem, husbandman, thirty 
acres of land in Salem, for nine shillings, as by deed 
dated 26 Oct., 1653. 


John Kelham of AVenham hath sold unto Charles 

Wenham. Gott of Salem, his dwelling house in AVenham with 

twenty-live acres of upland thereto adjoining and 

twelve acres of meadow of that which was Austin Kelham's 

Hing in the great meadow, as by deed dated 11 Nov., 1653. 

John Gardner of Salem, in the county of Essex, 
Saiem. mariner, hath sold unto John Putnam of the same, 
husbandman, for forty shillings tooe acres of meadow 

' • (135) ■ 





lying near Ipswich river, as by deed dated the 6th day of 
Februarie 1653 appeareth. 

16-12-1653. . > 

' Rice Edwards hath sold unto John (22) [5 2 J Sal- 
Wenham. ^ &T ^ n ^ s house and ten acres of land lying in the 
neck in Wenham, for S 11 , as per deed 29-10-1652. 

Ralph Fog of Salem hath sold to John Putnam his 
saiem. farme of f owre score acres of land and eight acres of 
meadow for 12 H , per deed dated the 14 th of the 2 d 
month, 1652. 

Thomas Antrop of Salem for thirty shillings hath 
saiem. so ^ unto Robert Goodhall forty acres of land lying 
nere the said Robert's land within the bounds of 
Salem, by deed dated last day of Februarie, 1653. 

26 March, 1654. 

Charles Gott of Salem for fifteen pounds hath sold 

saiem. unto John Porter of Salem IIS acres of upland and 

meadow, .more or less, lying between the lands of 

Pasco Foote on the east and the said John Porter on the west, 

within the bounds of Salem, f s by deed 4 March, 1653-4. 

27 March, 1654. 

A caveat for Capt. Hat home having [53] a mort- 
Saiem. £ a g e °^ J° nD Clement's house with two acres of land 
and one cow about three years old for the security 
of forty six pounds to be paid unto the said Captain in manner 
and form following: that is to say, 6 11 , 13 s , 4 d by the sixth 
moneth next and soe six pounds thirtene shillings foure pence 
everie yeare according to a former agreement — that then this 
mortgage to be void or else to stand in full force. 

Joseph Armitage of Lynn hath sold unto John 
Lynn. Southwick of Salem for twenty pounds, twenty one 
acres of meadow lying in the meadow called Mr. 





Willasses meadow, within the bounds of Lynn, as by deed 
dated 4 April, 1654. 


Hugh Laskin of Salem, planter, for forty pounds 

saiem. hath sold unto Roger Haskall of Salem, husbandman, 

his dwelling house and ninety eight acres of upland 

and six acres of meadow on Basse river side within the bounds 

of Salem. 

George Burr ill of Lynn hath sold unto [54] Joseph 
Lynn. Jenks the younger, for seventeen pounds, six acres of 
land lately purchased of Josia Stanborah, as by deed 
dated 20 Sept., 1650. 

John Gifford doth assign the deed and sale of six 
Lynn, acres of land unto Edward Richards which George 
Burrell sold unto Joseph Jenks. The deed bears 
date the 20 Sept., 1650; the assignment endorsed 2-2-1654. 

Joseph Jenks for 20 11 hath mortgaged unto John 
Lynn. Gifl'ord his forge, working house, and work, with all 
the appurtences thereto belonging, in Lynn; said 
20" to be paid 10 Oct., 1651, as by deed dated 9 April, 1651. 
John Gift'ord assigned all his right to the forge 
Lynn. an( l thereto appertaining unto Edward Richards, as 
by writing dated 25-2-1654. 
(23) 10-3-1654. 

Joseph Jenks, Jr., hath for 20 11 mortgaged six 
Lynn, acres of land (which he purchased of George Bur- 
rell) unto John [55] Gifford: the 20 H to be repay- 
*don the 10 Oct., 1651, or the land to be forfeited, as by 
*ieed dated 9 April, 1651. 

John Gifford assigned his right of the six acres of 
Lynn, land unto Edward Richards, as by writing dated 25, 







2 mo ., 1654. 

10 May, 1654. 
Joseph Jenks, Jr., stands bound in 40 u unto John Grifford 
to make good unto the said John two bills of sale and all the 
covenants therein which bear date 9 April, 1651: the bond is 
dated 9 April, 1651. 

John Gifford hath assigned the bond of 40 11 unto Edward 
Kichards the 24-2-1654. 

John Talby of Salem hath sold unto Walter Price, 

saiem. f° r s * x pounds, one ten acre lot in the South field 

which was formerly Richard 'Waters': this entry is 

for a caveat until John Talby can be brought to acknowledge 

the deed. 

IT May, 1654. 
A caveat entered for William Clarke and Richard 
Lynn. Blood who bought of Richard [56] Johnson his whole 
accommodation in Lynn. 

Whereas John Kelhani hath sold unto Charles 
Wenham. Grott late Deacon of Salem twenty-five acres of up- 
land and twelve acres of meadow in Wenham, now 
this record testifieth that Austin Kelham and Alice, his wife, 
did freely consent to the sale, and the said Alice did resign 
her interest of her thirds in the said land, as by writing dated 
26, 3 mo ., under the Deputy Governor's hand appeareth. 


Charles Gott, late Deacon of the church of Salem, 

saiem. hath sold unto John Browne of Salem, merchant, his 

dwelling house, barn yard, and garden, with all their 

appurtences, for forty-four pounds, as by deed dated 10 

March, last past. 

Gott, wifo to Charles Gott above men- 
saiem. tioned, hath released and surrendered her right and 
title to the thirds of the above premises, as appeareth 
by writing under the Deputy Governor's hand. 







13 June, 1654. 
Peter Petford of Marblehead, hath, for 60 11 , [57] 
Marbiehead mortgaged unto William Neck, of Marblehead, his 
stage and dwelling house and the house he bought of 
Mr. Browne, with eight acres of land appertaining and adjoin- 
ing to the two houses and stage, and one ten acre lot on Forest 
River side near Gott's Point, also three cows and one yearling, 
as by deed dated 13 June, 1654: the 60 11 to be repaid by June, 

. - 

(To be continued.) 


Gardner, or Gardiner, Deborah, who married Quarter- 
Master George Coulton, or Colton, in 1610, at Hartford, 
Conn. Her parentage and ancestry traced back into England. 

ii. ii. p». 

Adams and Pease. Margaret Adams, married John Pease, 
1676. Wanted, the parentage and ancestry of each. Was 
she the daughter of the Rev. William and Alice Bradford 
Adams, the second minister of Dedham, Mass? 

Gilson. — Who was Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Gilson of 
Groton? She was married before 1690 and survived her hus- 
band, being named in his will proved in 1739. 

Gilson. — Mary Cooper married IS Nov., 1661, at Chelms- 
ford, Joseph Gilson (father of the above Joseph). Was she 
daughter of Timothy Cooper who died in Lynn in 1659? Was 
she related to John and Timothy Cooper of Groton? How? 
Did she die in Stow? 

Gilson. — Exact date of death of Jonas Gilson at Lunenburg 
wanted. Also of his wife, who was Hannah Goodrich. They 
were married S Nov., 1727. 








i (Continued from page 53.) 

The will of Robert Puddington, the elder, of Tiverton, 
clothier, is recorded in P. C. C, St. John, quire 49. 

Will expressed 10 Feb., 1630. The house between Baring- 
ton and Brampton streets in Tiverton being Mr. Coleman's 
inheritance should be sold. To his son George Puddington 
all of his house in Brampton street, now in the possession of 
John Skynner, widow Fox and widow Pearce. To his son 
Joshua Puddington the old house which he first built and 
lived in in Brampton and adjoining the other. To his daugh- 
ters by his second wife, Katherine, Alice and Johanne. To 
son Robert Puddington all his tenements in Howdon in Tiv- 
erton, where he dwells, after the death of Anne the testator's 
wife. His three youngest children Thomas, William and 
Christian Puddington. Sons Joshua, George and Robert his 
executors. Brother George Puddington to be overseer. Signed 
by George Puddington, Anne Puddington, Walter Padding; 
ton, Roger Kenipe, Robert Newle. The said George, son of 
the intestate, came 25 April, 1631, and renounced the execu- 
torship. Anne Puddington, widow and relict of the deceased, 
Robert Puddington, and George Puddington the brother, and 
Walter Puddington of Tiverton, weaver, appeared 25 April, 
1631, and testified to the above and that the deceased did be- 
fore his death send for his brother George Puddington. Ad- 
ministration granted 16 May, 1631, on oath of Joshua and 
Robert, the sons, and commission issued to Anne, the relict, 
and George, a brother. 

George Puddington of Tiverton, clothier, vs. Richard Bra- 
borne of Lyme street, London, merchant. This complaint is 
much as the one following. It appears that the complainant 







* I 






made "Spanish cloths" and that Thomas Berry of London was 
the factor of many of the Devonshire clothiers. Dated 24 
Oct., 1634. 

George Puddington, the elder, of Tiverton, clothier, vs. 
Richard Braborne. The plaintiff sets forth that said Braborne 
had for sixteen years past followed the trade of selling wool 
in Tiverton; that there were many of the meaner sort of 
clothiers in the said town who, from the great losses they had 
suffered from devastations of fire and flood, were unable to 
make provision of wool as formerly, but were obliged to buy 
from time to time as needed ; that they took advantage of the 
offers of said Braborne who, by giving credit, obtained £30 
in the hundred more than the cash value. That about twelve 
years past the said Puddington and others of the meaner sort 
of clothiers be^an to deal with Braborne for wool. The said 
Puddington, by reason of losses of £500 by fire and flood, was 
unable to make his provision of wools beforehand and in order 
to continue business, and for the employment of 400 poor 
]>eople who he had for years before continually employed, he 
was obliged to have recourse to Braborne and did buy from 
time to time for divers vears, sometimes once in three months 
or thereabouts, two, three, or four packs of wool, each pack- 
age at £14 at the least. 

Puddinolon o-ave bills for the wool, which bills Braborne 
would not surrender, but said he would make Puddington con- 
tinue buying of him. The said Puddington being unlearned, 
was not able to keep the account of his payments but left the 
keeping of the accounts to his wife, who did not punctually 
and particularly put down the amounts, in consequence of 
which he was unable to prove his payments. It appears that 
when Braborne pressed for payments finally Puddington was 
apparently largely in his debt, and as he could not settle he 
gave a bond secured by -mortgage of ten tenements. About 
the time the bond fell due Puddington lost £400 by London 
bankrupts and more by a flood. To obtain forbearance he 





executed a bond with George Puddington, son of Kobert Pud- 
dington of Tiverton. Joshua Puddington was his London 
factor. Braborne next attempted to attach Puddington's house, 
but Puddington had sold it. He then tried to obtain posses- 
sion of the mortgaged property. The deed was returned by 
proxy at the tenements but Braborne's people stayed there. 
There being £58 due for interest Braborne got judgement and 
now refuses to deliver possession of the property and to accept 
the £58 tendered. Dated 5 March, 1636. 

To this Braborne answered 21 May, 1636, (Philip Nurse 
joins in the answer). He had got judgement and had given 
a five years' lease to Nurse, but there was no conspiracy. He 
is willing to accept the amount due and release Puddington. 

Complaint of Joshua Puddington of London, clothier, 
George Puddington and Robert Puddington of Tiverton, 
clothiers, executors of the last will of Robert Puddington of 
iverton, clothier, their father, vs. Braborne: that their father 
from the beginning of the present reign till his death, the space 
of four or five years, did several times buy wool of Richard 
Braborne of London, merchant. Their late < 'father was a 
man of good estate and repute, yet illiterated", and he left the 
accounting wholly in Braborne's hands, and the executors have 
reason to believe that said Braborne, "who is a man of large 
conscience", has charged him double and treble what was the 
right account. Joshua Puddington made many of the pay- 
ments which are enumerated from 1630. By the ill dealing 
of the said Braborne our father died a very poor man, far 
unable to pay the debts, yet we have paid Braborne out of our 
own estate. It appears that Braborne had bills of the debtor 
to about £400, but Braborne denies the receipt of pa3 r ments 
in 1631 and 1632 of £203. The said Braborne received goods 
on account of Robert Puddington and refuses to deliver them, 
claiming the debt from the father's estate, which does not 
aggregate £530, half not collectable. Braborne still has many 





bills of the father, and has sued on one for £100 and intends 
to sue on others. The sons think that the account has been 
largely overpaid and that the whole dealing of Braborne with 
their father has been fraudulent. Their father kept no ac- 

To which Braborne answers, that the father of the com- 
plainants signed his notes in a good clear hand and was well 
able to write. He confesses to receiving £100 but claims 
much more. The son Joshua kept accounts for his father and 
was employed by his father in his trade. He thinks the estate 
has been concealed by the sons. His claim is £139, which 
Jushua had promised to give security for. 

It would be interesting to know how the Braborne suits 
turned out. The claim regarding 1 losses by fire and flood is 
well substantiated. Fifty-three houses collapsed in the great 
flood of 13 Oct., 1625. Tiverton suffered from fire in 1598, 
1612 and 1731. In the fire of 1598 fifty persons lost their 
lives and 900 householders were ruined. The loss was esti- 
mated at §750,000, an enormous sum for the .time. In 1591 
and 162G it suffered from the plague. In 1591 there were 
about 5000. inhabitants. In 1612, 8000 persons were employed 
in the« wool industry and the annual return was estimated at 
*1, 500, 000. The woolen trade was introduced during the 
14th century and was the principal business of the place for 
four centuries. Its population in 1SS1 was. rising 10,000. 

We get one more glimpse of the elder George Puddington. 
On the 25 Jan., 1610-1, he sets forth in a bill in Chancery 
that for seven years past he contracted of and bought from 
Kobert Hull of Stony Stratton, Bucks., woolstapler, 10 Todd 
°f M T ool at 11 pence per pound, which equals £61, and gave 
^curity by bills of hand. Shortly after said Hull died, leav- 
,u g a widow Ann ^vyho claimed the £61 as due, in all amount- 
J ng to £115. For this a bond was given and payments made 
lo the said Ann. But she has now lately married William 
Dudley and claims the debt due from Puddington, which he 




denies. The answer acknowledges receipt of but £3 on ac- 

It is not to be wondered at, in view of the poor condition 
of the Puddington woolen business as shown by these suits, 
with the burden of a debt and the memories of past losses by 
fire and flood, that the brothers Robert and George Pudding- 
ton resolved to seek new fields in the New World. 

The family was represented in Tiverton in the next century, 
for in 1717 a William Puddington was a master weaver there, 
(p. 385, Dunsford's Tiverton). 

(To be continued.) 

John Keep of Longmeadow, Mass., 1660-1696, and his 
descendants, by Frank E. Best, Chicago, 111., 1S99, 8 vo. pp. 

This volume merits praise and will be found useful to all 
persons inheriting Keep blood, for besides the Keep genealogy 
is an extensive ancestral chart and notes showing many ances- 
tral lines of families other than Keep. Mr. Best has secured 
an excellent picture of the old homestead and surroundings, 
which adornes the volume. 

John Keep was in Springfield in 1660, but whence he came 

is unknown. 


Sargent Record. — William Sargent of Ipswich, New 
bury, Hampton, Salisbury and Amesbury, N. E., with his. 
descendants and their inter-marriages, and other Sargent i 

branches, compiled by Edwin Everett Sargent, St. Johnsbury, 
Vt., The Caledonian Co., S vo. pp. 331. 

Many years ago Mr. Sargent printed a pamphlet giving 
some account of one line of the family so exhaustively treated 
in this volume. Mr. Sargent did not live to see bis work com- 
pleted, although the earlier part of the volume received his 
attention. The book is well printed and clearly arranged, and 
if printed as most genealogies are would have occupied a far 
greater number of pages. 

The traditions relative to the origin of William Sargent 
received careful investigation and are found unworthv of ere- 
dence. The price of the book to the family is $2. 20 net, a 
very low price. 







Note. In the original the names starred were connected with 
the name above by brackets, indicating that they were the parents 
of the others following in that section. None of the persons 
named in this list having the sign f appended to their names are 
numbered, and were added to the list at a period subsequent to 
its first compilation. 

August, A. D., 1776. 
Record of all the persons living in Newingtoh, taken by 
families or households, in 1776, by Josiah Willard. 
1 Joshua Andrus Dec. 11, 1707 (died Apr. 25, 1786). 
Sybil- " Nov. 4, 1705 (died May 30, 1785). 

Fitch " Oct. 12, 1739 

William Andrus 

May 24, 1710 

Lois* • " 

Sylvia " 

Apr. 17, 1762 

Cynthe " 

Oct. 15, 1765 

Rhoda " 

Oct. 14, 1768 

Lemuel ' ' 

Nov. 15, 1771 

Naomif < < 

10 Mary Andrus 

,Nov. 2, 1699 

Eli « 

Jan. S, 1737 

Clement " 

Oct. 31, 1739 

Abel Andrus May 6, 1735 

Eunice- Andrus Sept., 1745 

Amos " Mar. 17, 1765 

Ruth " Oct. 9, 1766 

Jared « Apr. 10, 1769 

We are indebted to Mr. E. S. Welles for this valuable record. Editor. 












Feb. 1, 1774 

Lydiaf " 

Sarah Andrus 

Sept., 1716 

Elias " 

Feb. 16, 1753 

Phinehas Andrus 

May 26, 1712 

Lois* " 

July, 1723 

Appleton < < 

Aug. 8, 1757 

Phinehas * ' 

July 19, 1763 

Miles Andrus 

May 22, 1735 

Phebe* " 


Miles " 

July 7, 1759 

Irene " 

Jan. 17, 1761 

Phebe " 

Apr. 25, 1762 

Jason " 

Feb. 21, 1768 

Benajah u 

Nov. 13,1768 

Titus " 

Joseph And 


Apr. 13, 1743 

Asenath* ' 

Mar. 13, 1742 

Kuth < 

Jan. 27, 1763 

Mary < 

Jan. 8, 1770 

Roxalana * 

Dec. 4, 1771 

Elisha ' 

"Oct. 11, 1773 

Bille < 

Nov. 16, 1775 

Sarah f < 

Sept. 13, 1777 

Kataf i 


May, 1779 

Asenathf i 


Asa Andrus 

Apr., 1746 

Chloe* Andrus 

Mar. 3, 1748 

Frederic " 

July 24, 1768 

Lyman ' 


July 1, 1772 







Chloe " 

Feb. 3, 1775 

Asaf " 


Sarah Andrus 

Silas* Andrus 

Apr. 23, 1750 

Oliver Atwood 

Mar. 1, 1716 

Dorothy* « 

Levi ' ' 

May 10, 1752 

50 John " 

Apr. 16, 1755 

Asher Atwood 

Dec. 27, 1729 

Mary* " 

Bette " 

Feb. 5, 1759 

Mary < < 

Dec. 12, 1762 

Ezekiel u 

Aug. 19, 1764 

Daniel ' ' 

Rev. Mr. Joshua Belden 

July, 1724 

Honor* Belden 

Mary ' < 

Dec. 9. 1755 

60 Sarah « 

Sept. 29, 1757 

Anna « < 

July 6, 1759 

Martha " 

July 24, 1761 

Octavia " 

Oct. 27, 1763 

Rhoda " 

May 29, 1766 

Joshua " 

Mar. 29, 1768 

Hezekiahf Belden 

Feb. 17, 1778 

Enos Blakesly 

Jonathan Blinn 

Oct. 1, 1711 

Sarah* « ' 

Oct. 5, 1727 

Sarah ' « 

.Jan. 31, 1759 






70 Jonathan " 

Sept. 28, 


Lucy ' ' 

Jan. 8, 


James Blinn 

Dec. 11, 


Lois* " 



Lois " 

Mar. 17, 


James " 

May 14, 


Elisha < < 

Mar. 26, 


Unni " 

Mar. 25, 


Abigailf Blinn 

Mar. , 


Nancy f * ' 



Rhoda Blinn 

Israel Bordman 

Sept. 18, 


80 Rebekah" Bordman 

Elijah " 

Samuel " 



Rebekah < < 

June 3, 


George Bradley 

Peletiah Buck 

Sept. 2, 


Jemima* " 

Oct. 2, 


Anne Buck 

Apr. 26, 



(To be continued.) 











Communicated by Anna von Rydingsvard, A. M. 

The following epitaphs were copied from one of the oldest 
burying-grounds in Dunstable, which included within its orig- 
inal limits the present Dunstable, Tyngsboro 7 , parts of Pepperell 
and Littleton, in Massachusetts, the whole of the city of 
Nashua, Hudson (Nottingham West), Hollis and Merrimac in 
New Hampshire. Many of the stones were so sunken or tipped 
forward that' their inscriptions were with difficulty deciphered, 
it being not only necessary to dig away earth in several cases 
and moss in many others^ but to literally prostrate one's self 
Wore these venerable stones and peer upwards at the tale 
some of them have to tell. It is to be feared that before 
another visit to this secluded spot may be made for purposes of 
research, some of the inscriptions gathered with difficulty 
today, may be obliterated forever. 

Here Lies Buried The Body of 
Ensing Ebenizer Parkhurst who 
Departed This Life June The 13 
A D 1757 in the 58th Year of his Age 
From Deaths Arits no Age is Free. 

Here lies The 
Body of Capt. John 
Cumings who de 
parted this Life 
August loth 1770 In 
the 73d Year of his Age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Cumings, wife of Capt. John 

Cumings, who died July 2 d 1793, Aged 78. 

Return my friends and children dear 
Cease every sigh & dry every tear. 
My Saviour shall my life restore 
And raise me from this dark abode 
My flesh and soul shall part no more 
But dwell forever near my God. 


i ! 





Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Molly Cumings, Daughter of Capt. 
John Cumings & Mrs. Elizabeth his wife who departed this 
Life Aug. 24th 1758 in ye 11th year of her Age. 

Sacred to the Memory of Mr. Abraham Kendall, who died 
Nov. 14 1799 Aet 87. 

Here lies the Body of Mrs. Kuth Kendall the wife of Mr. Abra- 
ham Kendall who departed this life June 17 A. D. 1763 i n 
the 69th Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Mrs. Jane Kendall, wife of Mr. Abraham Ken- 
dell who died April 2S, 1806 in the 84th year of her age. 

In Memory of Mr. Samuel Dunn, he died Nov. 9 179S JE 34. 

In Memory of Mr Robert Dunn who died Jan. 8 1808 Aged 74 

In Memory of Mrs. Jane Dunn wife of Mr. Robert Dunn who 
died Nov. 6 1811 JSt 74 

,. In Memory of Mrs. Eunice Woodward, wife of Mr. Benjamin 
Woodward who departed this Life Sept. 25 1778 In the St>tL 
year of her age. 

Here lies ye Body of Mrs. Katharine Woodward wife of Mr. 
Benjamin Woodward who departed this Life Feb, 12th 1769 in 
ye year of her Age. 

In memory of Abel Woodward son of Mr. Benjamin Wood- 
ward & Mrs. Eunice his wife who died Sept. 11 177S A^red 4 
years and 10 days. 

In Memory of Benjamin Woodward son of Mr. Berr'imir: 
Woodward & Mrs.. Eunice his wife who died Sept. 14 177: 
Aged 7 years 11 months and 22 days. 






Erected in Memory of Mrs. Elisabeth Swallow wife of Lieut. 

Amaziah Swallow who departed this Life Dec. 9th A D 1784 

Aged 45 years 10 months and 17 days. 

Retire my friends, dry up your Tears 
Here I must be till Christ appears. 

In Memory of Miss Mary Swallow Daughter of Lieut. Ama- 
ziah Swallow, and Mrs. Elizabeth, his wife, who died Nov. 7 
1798 Aged 20 years 10 months and 7 days. 

Erected in memory of Lieut. Amaziah Swallow, who died 
January 21, 1803, Mi 71. 

Deborah Swallow, dau. of Mr. Amaziah Swallow and Mrs. 
Elizabeth his wife who died Oct. 28, 1778, Aged 4.11.16. 

Rebecca & Kendall Swallow, Oct. 23, 1778 Aged 4.6.2. 

(To be continued.) 

Wanted. The ancestry of William Walden of Bristol in 
Great Britain, son of Mr. William Walden and Ruaniis Simons 
of New London, Ct. , daughter of Elenar Simons, who were 
joined in marriage covenant the 5th day of August., 1754. 

Wanted. The ancestry of Elenar Simons, son of Robert 
-Simons, late of Ipswich, in the county of Essex, in the prov- 
ince of Mass., then of Wenham, in county of Middlesex, in 
aforesaid province, and Rebecca Chapman, daughter of Samuel 
Chapman of New London, who were joined in marriage Mar. 
7, 1733. M. 

Wanted. The address of child, children, or grandchild of 
Charles Tucker and Amanda Thompson, who were married 
between the years 1836 and 1842 at Woodbridge, Conn. 

Mrs. T. B. (Goodrich, Osonto, Wis. 






g ; 


With Brief Notes of the Town, Church, and First Rector. 

By L. Hasbrouck von Sahler. 

In May, 1722, one hundred and seventy-seven inhabitants 
of Hampshire County petitioned to the General Court of 
Massachusetts for two tracts of land on the Housatonic river, 
and in June the Upper and Lower Housatonic Townships, 
each seven miles square, with the Connecticut line for the 
southern boundary, was granted. For the purpose of pur_ 
chasing from the Indians, dividing the tracts, admitting set- 
tlers, and so forth, a committee consisting of John Stoddard 
and Henry Dwight, of Northampton, Luke Hitchcock, of 
Springfield, John Ashley, of Westfield, and Samuel Porter, of 
Hadley, was appointed, and later Capt. Ebenezer Pomeroy 
was added. They employed Conraet Borghghardt (Burghardt), 
a prominent citizen of Kinderhook, New York, and fur dealer 
along the New England Path, to negotiate with Indians, 
with whom he was friendly, and with whose language and 
customs he was familiar, and to perform other important duties. 

The Indian deed, given at Westfield in April, 1724, convey, 
ed a .territory that later was the whole of Sheffield, Great 
Barrington, Mount Washington and Egremont, the greater 
part of Alford, and large parts of Stockbridge, West Stock- 
bridge and Lee, but the two townships only included the pres_ 
ent towns of Sheffield and Great Barrington, a large part of 
Stockbridge, West Stockbridge and Lee, and a small part of 
Alford. A tract south of the present Great Barrington line, 
called Skatehook, was reserved by the Indians. 

In January, 1733, the Lower Township, of five divisions, 
was incorporated as the town of Sheffield, and in March, 1743, 











the two northern portions were added to the Upper Township, 
and formed into the Upper, or North Parish of Sheffield, and 
included in that town. In June, 1761, the Upper Parish was 
incorporated as the town of Great Barrington. Barrington f or 
John Shute, Viscount Barrington of Ardglass in Ireland, a 
brother of Samuel Shute, Governor of Massachusetts, and 
Great, to distinguish it from Barrington, Rhode Island, as the 
line between Massachusetts and Rhode Island had not been 
settled and Barrington was near the supposed line. 

The first known historical fact connected with what is now 
Great Barrington was the victorious attack of Maj. John TaL 
cott, with soldiers and Indians of Connecticut, on a body of 
fleeing Indians, at Hooestennuc, in 1676, during King Philip's 
War. Shortly after Maj. Talcott reached Westfield, their 
trail, tending toward the Hudson river, was discovered and 
pursued. At an early date there was an Indian settlement 
with a "Great Wigwam" there and possibly there was at that 
time. In 1691 the Rev. Benjamin Wadsworth of Boston, later 
President of Harvard College, accompanied the commis- 
sioners of Massachusetts and Connecticut, who went to Albany 
for a treaty with the Commissioners of Rhode Island, New 
York and New Jersey and the "Five Nations," and in his 
journal, under date of August 10th, said: "Took up our lodg- 
ings about sundown in ye woods, at a place called Onsetonuck, 
formerly inhabited by Indians. (Some think that Maj. Talcot's 
attack on the fleeing Indians frightened the Indian settlers 
away. ) 

In 1734 the famous Stockbridge Indian School was started 
at Great Barrington, but was removed to Stockbridge in 1736, 
after the General Court had taken 9,240 acres from the Upper 
Township for the formation of Indian Town, later called Stock- 
bridge. At that time the Indians relinquished their lands in 
the Lower Township. In January, 1742, the General Court 
granted limited parish privileges to the Upper Township, and 
in March the proprietors held their first meeting at Daniel 

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Nash's house, near the Great Bridge. Ephraini Williams, of 
Stockbridge, was chosen moderator, and David Ingersoll, 
clerk. It was then decided to build a meetinghouse on the 
east side of the river, near the Great Bridge, and Conraet 
Borghghardt, David Ingersoll, Joseph Pixley, Daniel Nash and 
Joseph Noble were chosen a committee to decide on a site, 
take charge of the building, and see that all was completed. 
Daniel Nash, John Williams and David Ingersoll were chosen 
assessors to raise the necessary amount; John Pixley and 
Joshua Root were chosen collectors, and Moses Ingersoll, treas- 
urer. Conraet Borghghardt, Daniel Nash and David Ingersoll 
were appointed a committee to take charge of the Minister's 
Right of Land, and Joseph Noble, John Pixley and David 
Ingersoll, a committee to provide some suitable person to 
preach. David Ingersoll gave the land. 

The meeting-house was ready for occupancy the next fall, 
although not fully completed for many years. It was a plain, 
two-story building, unpainted, about thirty-five by forty-five 
feet, with galleries. In March, 1746, Isaac van Deusen, John 
Williams and Josiah Phelps, Jun., were appointed to call the 
old "committee to build the meeting-house," and settle their 
accounts. The pews for the landed-gentry, or proprietors, 
were sold at auction in April, 1746. The first regular pastor 
was the Rev. Samuel Hopkins, afterwards widely known as a 
theologist, and it was his first charge. His first sermon was 
preached in July, 1743; in September he was asked to settle, 
and in December he was ordained, with the following ministers 
present: — Rev. Samuel Hopkins, of West Springfield, his 
uncle; Rev. John Ballentine. of Westfield; Rev. Jonathan 
Judd, of Northampton, his cousin; Rev. Jonathan Hubbard, 
of Sheffield, and Rev, John Sergeant, of Stockbridge. At this 
service five persons were admitted to membership. The Rev. 
Mr. Hopkins for many } r ears lived peaceably with his parish- 
ioners, although his private journal shows that he did not 
come to them with the interested feeling that he should. 









The Dutch settlers from New York State were of prominent 
families there, were the wealthiest of the settlers, and occupied 
a prominent position among them — in fact, Conraet Borgh- 
ghardt, who was the wealthiest and most influential of the set- 
tlers, has been called the "Founder of the Housatonic Colony." 
After a time the Dutch, who, of course, had helped to build 
the meeting-house, and who were helping to support the min- 
ister, asked to have Dutch preaching in the meeting-house, 
occasionally, on week-days, and at their own expense, but the 
Rev. Mr. Hopkins, showing a spirit of intolerance not expect- 
ed in a christian, assured them that there should never be any 
Dutch preaching there. Coming from New York State, where 
the Dutch were such a power, where Dutch influences made a 
decided mark, and where they had affiliated with the English 
to quite an extent, their feelings were outraged, and they 
doubted the sincerity of the pastor. Their position was not 
that of recent emigrants, for the family of one of the settlers, 
Isaac van Deusen, "the first" of the New England branch, had 
lived in New York State for over a hundred years, and his 
great grandfather, Pieter Abraham sen van Deusen, had been 
one of the most prominent men officially in New Amsterdam. 
All things considered the Dutch 'decided to absent themselves 
from the Rev. Mr. Hopkins' preaching, which angered him 
into threatening the titheing-men from the pulpit, 
And consequently they entered a complaint with the magis- 
trate. Conraet Borghghardt had recently died, but his son- 
in-law, Isaac van Deusen, who was one of the offenders, was a 
man whose wealth, personality, friends and good deeds, as 
well as his family, commanded respect. Three of his brothers- 
in-law, Peter, John and Garret Burghardt, were also involved. 
Of course the magistrate was powerless to do anything but 
fine them, or commit them to the stocks. Isaac van Deusen 
and one or two others then went to a personal friend of the 
former, Hon. Timothy Woodbridge, of Stockbridge, (first 
school-master to the Indians) for his advice, which was to go 





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to the stocks as a quicker and surer means of victory, and the 
day of intended humiliation was turned into one of rejoicing, 
with Judge Woodbridge present as their friend and legal 

After this they performed their legal attendance at meet- 
ings, until one Sundaj r Dr. Hopkins made during his sermon 
an assertion, in consequence of the before mentioned trouble, 
which Mr. Van Deusen could and would not overlook, and so 
he decided to see what could be done for religious libertv in 
the town. At first they had Dutch preachers from New York 
State, although they were still taxed for Congregational meet- 
ings. However, finally they were successful £in throwing off 
the yoke. Uniting with some of the Episcopal English set- 
tlers, they called an Episcopal minister, the Rev. Solomon 
Palmer, a missionary in western Connecticut, who came and 
preached and performed other clerical duties in 1761-2, but 
his successor, in September, 1761, the Rev. Thomas Da vies, 
formed the congregation into a church September 21, 1762, 
and they chose John Westover to read prayers in the minister^ 

(To be continued.) 

Hatch. — Wyman says John Hatch was taxed in Charles- 
town in 1736. Was he the husband of Hannah, one of the 
ten poorest widows in 1755? Her daughter Hannah married, 
1736, David Edmands. Who were the parents of Margaret 
who married, 1736, F. Jarvis;andof Mehitable, who was a 
servant of Packer in Boston, 1736, which year she was warned 
from Boston, and is stated to be from Charlestown. Who 
were the parents of the above John Hatch? This family was 
probably from the vicinity of Plymouth Co. 

Wanted. Titles of papers or magazines, not of a strictly 
genealogical character, which have or now publish genealog- 
ical notes and queries. Give the years during which the 
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(Continued from page 72.) 

Rev. Francis Higginson, son of the Rev. John Higginson, 
was the founder of the New England family originating in 

"The life of Francis Higginson", written by Thomas Went- 
worth Higginson, LL. D., was published by Dodd, Mead 
£ Co., in their series of "Makers of America." 

He was born in 1587-8, and was educated in Jesus College, 
Cambridge, "taking his B. A. degree in 1609-10, and that of 
M. A. in 1613". Two years later he was settled over Clay- 
brooke parish, apparently as curate to his father. Soon after 
be was at Leicester over one of the largest churches through 
fcn arrangement with the conformist incumbent. He was not 
i sufferer like others of the Puritan divines, and enjoyed a 
f:reat reputation from his preaching. He left his duties in 
l>oicester and vicinity on the invitation of the Massachusetts 
liay Company, to go to New England. The party sailed from 
London (Gravesend) 25 April, 1629, on ,the "Talbot", and 
arrived in .Salem, Monday, June 29, 1629. In August he 
gathered the first church organized in America, over which he 
*as ordained pastor. He died at Salem, 6 Aug., 1630. 

William P. Upham in Vol. VIII of the Essex Institute 
Historical Collections, page 250 et seq., has shown conclusively 
*here the dwelling house of Francis Higginson stood. He 
locates the site as that covered by the southeastern portion of 
**io present Asiatic building in Washington street, Salem. 
This is proven by a series of papers in a lawsuit in 1669 be- 
tween William Lord and John Home, one of the papers being 
&* original deed, dated 23 Nov., 1635, from John Woolcott 
l " William Lord, and thought by Mr. Upham to be the earli- 
*t deed on record which is extant. The deed is taken from 








folio 15, Vol. XIV of the bound files of the Essex County 

In Salem the of the 8 th month caled October, 1635. 

Memorandum that I John Woolcott of Salem have Bartered 
and sould unto William Lord of Salem all and every part of 
my house and misteed* in Salem (formerlie in the occupation 
of M r Roger Williams, and from him by order from Mrs. 
Higenson sould unto mee, as by a quittance und r Mr. W ms 
hand doth appear; as also all the out housing, w th 2 bed- 
steads, Table formes & shelves in the foresaid dwelling house, 
w th all the ffences about it, or w* els ther unto belong unto it. 
Also all the Interest Mrs. Higenson of Charles Towne, & so 
myself, had or now haue in a Tenn Acre Lott of ground on 
the South syd: ffor, & in Consideration of the some of ffif- 
teene pounds Ten shillings to me in hand paid, (according to 
an order of Arbiterm 1 mad by M r Throckmorton & John 
Woodbury, indifferentlie chosen by us both for that purpose) 
in full satisfaction of the premises, w ch said some, etc., the 
said John Woolcott doth acknowledg himself fully contented 
and paid and therof acquiteth the s d Wm. Lord his heirs, & 
assignes for ever. 

In witness wherof I have hearuuto put my hand and seale 
this 23 d of the 9 th mo: caled Novemb r ann° 1635. 

"Jon Woollcott. (Seal.) 

Sealed Signed and delivered in p r scence of Ralp Fogg. The 
mark of Elizabeth T. Turner. 

The house fronted to the south, and had two upper and two 
lower rooms. It was built before the laying out of Essex 
street, and the lot originally embraced the present street. 
Probably the house was taken away between 1674 and 1726. 
In this house lived Rev. Francis Higginson, for in the agree- 
ment made in London 8 April, 1629, it was provided that 
houses should be built for the ministers then being sent off for, 
their use during their continuence in the ministry and after 

* For messuage. 





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their death or removal to the use of their successors. 

In a letter of Mrs. Higginson to Gov. Winthrop dated 26 
Jan., 1630-1, Mrs. Higginson signifies her acceptance of "the 
two kine, and the house, and that money in Mr. Codington's 
band". She placed the house in the hands of Roger Williams, 
Higginson's successor, who occupied it, and who by her order 
sold it to Woolcott. In the meantime Mrs. Higginson was 
admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown, in. 1631. Later, 
perhaps as early as 1638, she removed to New Haven and died 

Settlement of Mrs. Higginson's Estate. 

At A Court held at New Haven Feb. 25, 1639. 

It is ordered that Brother Turner shall see a true inventory 
taken of Mrs. Higginson's Goods that itt may be given into the 
court upon oath. (Colony Records, Book 1, p. 9.) 

Mrs. Higginson, late planter of Quinnipiac, dyeing without 
making her will & Leaving behind her eight children, An Inven- 
tory of her Estate being taken the Court disposed of her Estate 
as followeth with the consent & approbation of Mr. John Higgin- 
son, her eldest son. 

The said John Higginson, the charges of his education consid- 
ered, is only to have his father's books together with the value of 
5 shillings in bedding for his portion. 

Francis Higginson, the second sonne, <fc Timothy, the third 
eonne, their education considered, are to have, each of them, 
twenty pounds for their portions. 

Theophilus Higginson, though well educated, yet in regard of 
his helpfullness to his mother &> her estate, is to have forty pounds 
for his portion. 

Samuel Higginson is allso to have £40 for his portion & to be 
with Mr. Eaton as his servant for the full tearme of 2 years from 
the first of March next ensueing. 

Theophilus & Samuel are to have the Lott with all the accom- 
modations belonging thereunto Equally to be divided betwixt them 
for fifty pounds of their portion. 

Anne Higginson, her daughter, is to have forty pounds for her 









portion & her mother's old clothes together with the remainder of 
the estate when the debts and other portions are payed. 

Charles Higginson is to have 10 lb. to his portion & to be with 
Thomas ffugill as his apprentice unto the full end & terme of nine 
years, from the first of March next ensueing the date hereof. 
And the said Thomas ffugil is to finde him what is convenient for 
him as a servant, & to keep him att Schoole one year or else to 
advantage him as much in his Education as a year's learning 
comes to, & he is to have the benefitt of the use of his portion till 
the s'd tearme be expired, & at the end thereof to pay itt to the 
said Charles Higginson, if he live till the said nine years be ex- 
pired, but iff he dye before then the s'd Thomas ffugill is to pay 
the s'd portion to the rest of his brothers thatt are a Live att the 
end of the s'd nine years. 

Theophilus Higginson, being with Mr. Hoffe in Bay of 

Massachusetts, is to remaine there with him & to be brought up 
by him till he attayne the full age of 21 years, & in the meantime 
Mr. Hough is to have 40 lb. of the estate, which he is to pay to 
the s'd theophilus att the end of the said tearme as his portion. 
When the ffarme at Saugus is sold it is to be equally divided 
amongst the brothers. (Colony Records, page 10.) 

Mrs. Higginson has been supposed by some to have been 

a sister of Gov. Theophilus Eaton. There appears to be no 

proof of such a connection. * 

* In the N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, for 1883, is an article by Col. Ches- 
ter regarding the parentage of Gov. Theophilus Eaton. 

He finds that he was the grandson of Rev. Richard Eaton, vicar of 
Great Budworth in Cheshire and there buried 7 Jan., 1600, and the son 
of Rev. Richard Eaton, B. A., Lincoln College, Oxford, 1585-6, and, 
from 1590 to 1604, vicar of Trinity in Coventry, whence, in 1607, he went 
to Great Budford and in 1607 was Prebendary of the Cathedral at Lin- 
At Coventry he had baptized: 
Rebecca, 16 Mar., 1094. 
Elizabeth, 29 Oct., 1596. 
Ann, 20 Oct., 1598. 
John, 21 Sept., 1600. 

Samuel, 21 Jan., 1602, who went to N. E., but returned, dying in 
England 1665. 
The will of the second Rev. Richard mentions wife Elizabeth, chil- 
dren Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Samuel, Thomas, Francis, Nathaniel, 
Jonathan, and Theophilus, the executor. Hannah and Anna are inter- 
changeable and if the Hannah named in the will is the daughter Ann 

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Children of Francis and Ann Higginson: 
John, born Clay brook 6 Aug., 1616. 
Francis, b. 1617. 

Timothy, called "3 d son", b. 1619. 
Tfoophilus, d. 1650-4, "aet. 37." , * 

Samuel, b. 1622. 
Ann, m. Thos. Chatfield. 
Mary, "died 19 May, 1629, during the passage, aged 4 

years". She had been a cripple from birth. 
Charles, b. 1629. 
Neojphytus, b. 1629-30; "died at the age of about 20 

years. " The only child born in Salem. 

(To be continued.) 

baptized in 1691, there is a possibility of her having been the bride of 
Rev. Francis Higginson, Higginson was married as early as Oct., 1615. 

Gov. Eaton in his will, although he mentions various other people, 
does not allude to the Higginsons. 

In the seating of the church, which was according to the dignity of 
the people, Mrs. Higginson was seated in the 4th seat, while Mrs. 
Eaton, the Governor's mother, was placed in the first seat. 


Within the first quarter century of Salem's existence three 
distinct families bearing the name Bishop appear there. These 
were the families of Townsend Bishop, Richard Bishop and 
Edward Bishop. Of these Edward was of that part now with- 
in the bounds of Beverly. Townsend removed in 164G. 
Richard, alone, was in Salem proper, until the arrival of 
another Edward, called "Edward Bishop the sawyer." Who 
he was and where he came from is not known. Certainly he 
was not identical, as Upham thought, with the first Edward, 
(of Beverly), nor was he the father of Edward Bishop of 
Salem Village, who was the son of Edward of Beverly. 
Neither was he a son of Richard Bishop. He came into prom- 
inence from the unfortunate death of his wife Bridget, who 
was executed for a witch, and died without perpetuating the 

The two Edward Bishops have become sadly confounded. 
One reason is because of the arrangement of the witchcraft 
papers. The papers in the cases of Bridget Bishop of Salem- 
town, and Sarah Bishop of Salem Village are collected under 
the general heading of Bridget Bishop. Thus the testimony 
of Rev. John Hale of Beverly, and of the wife of Benjamin 
Balch, Jr., of Beverly, relates, not to Bridget, but to Sarah 

Moreover, in 1692 the names of Edward and Hannah Bishop 
are attached to the petition in favor of Rebecca Nurse. W ho 
else can these be but Edward of Beverly and his wife Hannah- 
Edward, Jr., and wife Sarah, were obliged to care for their 
parents under the deed of gift by which Edward came into 
possession of the homestead. Edward, Jr., and Sarah wer* 
under suspicion and their signatures would not be sought f^ r 
the petition. This will appear more fully later. 






* 1 f>92 thoro were still three Bishop families in Salem, or 
mediate vicinity, Townsend having removed, and Edward, 
••je sawyer", having come in. 

We shall deal with these families in the order of their 
^arance at Salem, giving no more than the outline required 

clearly separate the families. 

Townsend Bishop. 

Townsend Bishop has the title of c \2Kr." from the first. It 
* not known whence he came, nor where he went after leav- 
pg Salem. He was here early in 1635 and had a grant in the 
I *n. A few months later, in Nov., he had a grant of 300 
pes in what is now Danvers Centre, next beyond Gov. Ende- 
tl's. There he erected a house, in early papers styled 
i>:shop's Mansion", which is standing at this day. It was 
m home of Rebecca Nurse in 1692. It is of the style affected 
>) the early settlers of means, and was copied from a type of 
Celling of which a very few specimens in wood yet remain 

4 eastern England. 

He took a prominent part in town affairs and was one of 
- .- Commissioners of the local court, and a deputy to the 
'jeneral Court in 1636, 37, 40. He was admitted to the 
^urch in 1636, but in 1615, doubting the correctness of 
^ant baptism, was disciplined. He sold his property in 1616 
^1 removed from Salem. 

His children were: Leah, bapt. 19 June, 1637; John, bapt. 
*1 July, 1642; and probably others. 

He is rated in the list of 25-10-1637, as having ten per- 
k) ns in his family, which, of course, might tinclude indentured 

Richard Bishop. 

Kichard Bishop had a grant in Salem March 1635-6. He 

**s admitted to the church in 1639. In 1644 he was con- 

Me. He lived near the North River just beyond Beckford 

e et, and was thus a near neighbor of Thomas Robbins. In 



March, 1 650-1, his son Thomas was a witness in the case < ? 
Giles Corey vs. John Kitchen. In 1654 he and Elias Stile 
man appraised the estate of George Williams and that sam* 
year he was a witness to the will of Mary Williams, the widoi 
of George. 

His wife was Dulsabell* who in 1654 testifies in the case < j 
Elizabeth Dew, and then was aged about fifty. Her daugh'.- 
Mary Bishop also testifies. Dulsabell died .23-6-1658, wh- 
she w T as called the wife of old Richard Bishop. He marri* ; 
again 22-5-1660, Mary, the widow of William Golt. G< 
had died in 1660, leaving his widow with three children, viz 
Rebecca, born 1641, married 11-9-1663 John Bly (who wai 
a Avitness against Bridget Bishop); Deborah, born 1645, ai : 
Sarah, born 1647, who married (1665) Henry Colborne, wb i 
died in. Virginia in 1676. 

There is a marriage agreement on record between the wider* 
Golt and Richard Bishop. Bishop's children wore by his firsi 
wife. In 1637 he had six in his family. He died 30-10-1 674, 
and there are several depositions recorded regarding the (im- 
position he made of his property. It appears that he had tw 
sons John and Nathaniel at Long Island, of whom Nathan. t 
"was a churl," for he had not aided his father though weli 
able so to do. 

The son Thomas, who was of Manchester, and his son Rich 
ard, were favored by the father. His daughter Mary, wh 
was aged 20 in 1654, married John Durlin (Darling) >and bei 
daughter Mary participated in the division of her grandfather I 

In 1654, when George Williams died, Bishop's wife Duls* 
bel was living. 

John Bishop of South Hampton, L. I., gives a power o: 
attorney to his brother Thomas Bishop, fisherman. 

Thomas Bishop, the only one of the sons of Richard to per- 
petuate the name in New England, was aged 52 in 16S4. Hi 

* She wa3 widow of Richard King upon whose estate Bishop had adm. 2 June, IC~ 
(Kec. Gen. Court.) 


married Lydia, daughter of John Norman, and settled with 
the Normans at Manchester. Administration on his estate 
was granted 3 Dec., 1694, to widow Lydia. He left sons 
John and Richard, whose names appear for many years on 
Manchester records. Thomas was constable for Manchester 
in 1683. f 

(To be continued.) 



(Continued from page 85.) 

196. Samuel 4 Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliza- 
beth 1 Alden). The following extract from Joseph 3 Seabury's 
will was hastily made and it is possible some names were 
omitted. The records at Tiverton are in a miserable condi- 
tion — some leaves lost and no index. A marked contrast to 
the records of Little Compton. 

Will of Joseph Seabury of Tiverton, dated July, 1747. 
Benjamin Seabury, executor. Sons Sion, John and Ichabod; 
(laughter Mary, wife of Tobes Southwortb; daughters Betty 
and Sarah; two grandchildren Thomas and Mary Lawton, 
children of deceased daughter Phebe, wife of Job Lawton;. 
John and Betty Seabury, children of son Joseph Seabury, 
deceased. Will proved Sept., 1755. 

Samuel 4 Seabury was born in Little Compton June 5, 1702; 
died March, 1768. Samuel Seabury of Tiverton, and Lydia 
Ladd of Little Compton, married by Thomas Church, Justice, 
(Int. Feb. 12) March 2, 1732. She was the daughter of 
»Vm. Ladd and Elizabeth (Tompkins) Ladd, and was born 

Children, born in Little Compton: 
910. Barnabas Seabury, born June 2, 1732; died Nov. 13,. 







911. Lilli3 Seabury, born May 7, 1734. 

912. Patience Seabury, born May 14, 1736. 

913. Comfort Seabury, born July 4, 1738. 

914. Nathaniel Seabury, born June 27, 1740; died Jan. 6, 


915. William Seabury, born May 2, 1742; died Dec. 19, 


916. Phebe Seabury, born March 15, 1744. 

917. Mary Seabury. 

918. Hannah Seabury, born 1746. 

919. Abigail Seabury, born Feb. 7, 1749. 

920. Deborah Seabury, born Aug. 12, 1752; died Nov. 20, 


921. William Seabury, born Jan. 24, 1755; died March 3, 


197. Martha 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz 
Alden). Born in Little Compton, Feb. 7, 1704. Int. of 
marriage published in Bristol, July 12, 1723, to Benjamin 

(To be continued.) 

Goss. Stephen Goss married at Bolton, Mass., Dec. 0, 
1762, Mary 4 Abbott. He afterwards settled in Amherst, N. H 
What was his place and date of birth and ancestry? 

Batherick. Stephen Batherick married at .Lunenburg, 
Mass., in 1769, Jemima 6 Dodge. Wanted, his full marriage 
date, place and date of birth and ancestry. 


Box 54, Manchester, N. H. 

Hubbard. — Who was the wife of John Hubbard of Rox- 
bury 1684, and earlier, and of Woodstock and Pomfret after 

1686? Her name was Rebecca . Also wanted date of 

her death and that of her husband, with age at death. Who 
^vere the parents of John? H. 



William Tampson of Great Bresett, yeoman. 13 Aug., 
1652; proved 24 Sept., 1653. Mentions daughter Elizabeth, 
now wife of John Fuller* in New England. P. C. C. Brent, 
389 (Muskett Mss.). 

Martin Dawson, citizen and saddler of London. Will 1655. 
Names cousin William Dawson now in Virginia. P. C. C, 
Shaller 116. ! 

Richard Kempe of Kichneck, Va., Esq. Will proved. 
Uncle Ralph Wormleye; brother Mr. Edward Kempe; nephew 
Edward Kempe. P. G. C. Berkeley, 455 (Muskett Mss.) 

John Howett of Elizabeth City, Va., planter. Will P. C. 
C, Pell 425. 

Elizabeth Pepperell. Will 4 Sept., 15S7. Of St. Cormins, 
widow. To daughter Thomasine Elliott; my son's daughter 
Phillip Peperell; daughter Jane. Daughters Joane and Mar- 
garet to be executors. Overseers Hugh Elliott, John Heth- 
erly. Witnesses Richard Hodge, Thomas Ran, and the over- 
seers. Probated 10 Nov., 1587. Exeter Registry, page 233 

William Pepperell of Crediton. Admon. to relict Marie, 
17 April, 1607. Exeter Registry, Vol. 1604-9, page 318. 

Peter Preston of Beccles, Suffolk, gent. Will P. C. C, 
Audley 50. 

Roger Preston, alias Budbrock, of Crediton, 8 Dec, 1616, 
proved 8 Jan., 1616. To daughter Phillip Preston; daus. 
Hose and Mary Preston; wife; Thomas and Mary -Spencer; 
brother George Preston; Robert Hooper: last 
two overseers. Exeter, page 353. 

Nicholas Pepperell of Blackawton. Admon. to son William 
5 July, 1619. Inventory £35.19.9. Com. Exeter 1618-25, 
Page 119. 

* John Fuller of Lynn? For Fuller'Wills see Waters' Gleanings, in Register, April, 
»*»>; also Register, Vol. 48. 






John Burgess of Sandf ord in Crediton, mason. Will proved 
16 June, 1620. Son Richard; daughter Margaret Burgess; 
children of daughter Alice ; daughter Alice Shoobrook ; Samuel 
Cop, John Reede and Alice Shoobrook to be overseers. Com. 
Exeter, page 142. 

Francis Nicholson of Ipswich in Suffolk. Will 1650. 
Mentions his share of a trading house in New England which 
he bought of his son Robert. P. C. C, Berkely 393. (Mus- 
kett Mss.) 

William Richardson of Hadlipp in Suffolk, will 1659. 
Clothier. Son William "may become a shipmaster if he 
become a new man." To him my adventure in New England. 
P. C. C. will in Muskett Mss. 

John Wythe, the elder, of Framesdon, Suffolk, yeoman 

To be buried near wife; to the poor; son Francis and his three 

children; daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cresy, and her 

six children; Thomas, Elizabeth, Lionel, James, John, and 

Ann Cresy when 18. Son James and his seven children, viz.: 

Mary, James, Nathaniel, Awdry, Elizabeth, Thomas, Alice, 

when 18. Grandchild Robert, son of Robert Wythe. To 

widow Wythe of (Jathanthe), and her daughter Margaret 

Wythe; to Roger Wythe and his wife; to sister Joane's 

daughter, Rose Bloomfield; to wife of Myles of Mellon; sister 

Margaret; children of cousin Lionel Wythe of Helmiughain; 

late brother John Wythe; to my son Lionel, house in Ipswieh 

which came to me on death of Christian Nottinhara; sons 

James and Francis; James, son of son Francis; James, son of 

son James; brother Lionel Wythe and his daughters Susan, 

Frances, Rose, Ann, Dorothy; my daughter Elizabeth; Man 
Wythe, daughter of my son James; eldest son James executor. 
Wives of sons James and Francis. Proved 23 April, 1611. 
Consistory of Norwich, 1611, fo. 84. 

John Withe of Brockdishe, Co. Norfolk, gent. To son 
John of Athelington, Suffolk, son-in-law William Grangefield 
and Marie his wife. Son Richard sole executor. Con. Nor- 
wich, 1620. 





With Brief Notes of the Town, Church, and First Rector. 

By L. Hasbrouck von Sahler. 

(Continued from page 156.) 

In 1763 John Burghardt, son of Conraet Borghghardt, gave 
a piece of land, opposite the family mansion, for a church, 
and Isaac van Deusen, the first, and his six sons, the Burgh- 
ardts, John Williams, David Ingersoll, Robert Noble, all 
prominent men, and others, gave very generously for a church 
edifice. John Burghardt, John Williams and Samuel Lee 
were chosen a building committee. It was erected in the 
spring and summer of 1764, and was first opened for public 
worship on Christmas Day, when there was a large congrega- 
tion, and the communion and baptism were administered. It 
was forty by fifty feet, while the chancel and porch extension 
increased the depth to seventy-one feet. The steeple, one hun- 
dred and ten feet high, was surmounted by a gilded, copper 
cock, and the first public bell in the region hung in the belfry. 
The small panes of glass for the large Gothic windows and 
the especially large and projecting chancel window, were a 
gift from an English gentleman. Above the pulpit there was 
^sounding board. Pews were built by the "gentry" at their 
own expense. It was some years before all was completed. 
The Rev. Mr. Davies said that it was "a very elegant and 
' a rge church, built at great expense." At first it was called 
^'hri '• Church, but later it was named for St. James. This 
*lifi .continued in use until 1833, when a stone one was 
f ec in the centre of the village, and this was sold when 
he ent handsome stone church was built in 1857. 

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The first settled rector was the Rev. Gideon Bostwick, who 
was born in New Milford, Connecticut, in 1742, and was 
graduated from Yale in 1762. He lived in Great Barrington 
as early as 1764, and shortly became Lay-reader and com- 
menced ministerial studies. In 1769 he went to England, 
when he was ordained a deacon and a priest by the Bishop of 
London, and returned to Great Barrington in 1770, when he 
became a missionary of the Society for Propagating the Gos- 
pel in Foreign Parts, with Great Barrington for the head. 
His church records which follow this prefatory and conse- 
quently brief sketch, are most interesting and far-spreading, 
and I doubt if there is a more valuable little volume of such a 
nature in this country. It is said that in his ministry of 
twemVy-three years that he baptized 2274 children and 81 
adults, married 127 couples, and buried 84 persons. He per- 
formed religious duties at Great Barrington, Lanesboro, 
Williamstown, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, West Stock- 
bridge, Tyringham, Egremont, Partridgefield (now Peru), 
Lenox, New Ashford, Hartwood (now Washington), Alford, 
Adams, Taconick Mountain (now Mount., Washington), New 
Marlboro, Pittsfield, Bethlehem (now a part of Otis), and Lee, 
all in Massachusetts; Nobletown (now Hillsdale), New Con- 
cord, New Canaan, Spencertown. Stephentown, BurnetfieM, 
New Lebanon, Stone Arabia (in Palatine), Kings District, 
Albany, Kinderhook, Hudson, Claverack, Catskill, Ballstowu, 
Pine Plains, and Kingsbury, all in New York; Canaan, Litch- 
field, New Milford, Norfolk, Cornwall, and Salisbury, all in 
Connecticut; and Manchester, Arlington, Tinmouth, Paulet, 
and Bennington, all in Vermont. In those days, the constant 
travelling from place to place, with his parochial duties at 
Great Barrington, could not have been other than very wearing. 
Mr. Bostwick wrote in one of his letters: "My work obliges 
me to ride a vast deal (more, perhaps, by considerable than 
any one missionary in America). But I thank God that 
through the strength of a good constitution and the pleasing 



prospect of being the instrument of some good to my fellow- 
creatures, I am enabled cheerfully to perform it." I regret 
that this brief sketch cannot tell more of the results of the 
labors of this most remarkable man. 

Mr. Bostwick officiated for the last time in St. James 
Church, June 2nd, 1793, and on the 4th he attended the 
Diocesan Convention of Connecticut, at Middletown, where he 
presented to Bishop Seabury Daniel Burhans, a candidate for 
Holy Orders, who became a noted clergyman. At New Mil- 
ford, on the homew r ard journey, he was taken sick, and died 
on the 13th, and was buried at Great Barrington. Of him 
Isaac van Deusen, the third, said, in his history of St. James 
Church, written in 1829: — "He is said to have been a faithful 
and pious minister, indefatigable in his labors, devout in his 
religious affections, humane and benevolent in his feelings, of 
cheerful, facetious humor, plain, courteous and affable in his 
manners, and was much endeared to his people." Mr. Bost- 
wick married previous to his ordination journey Gesie, daugh- 
ter of John Burghardt, one of the founders of the church, 
and grand-daughter of Conraet Borghghardt, the founder of 
the Housatonic Colony. . 

The following inscriptions were copied from the Bostwick 
monument in the Mahaiw^e cemetery: 

<( To the memory of the Rev. Gideon Bostwick, A. M., later 
ctor of St. James Church, Great Barrington, who died at 
New Milford, June 13, 1793, aged 50 years. His remains 
ere removed and placed here February 9, 1794." 

<( This monument is erected as a testimonial of respect, affeo 
on and gratitude for the virtues and the services of the man 
hose name it bears, by an association of his sorrowing friends, 

& the year 1795." 


"The sculptured stone in vain essays 

Thy worth, dear Bostwick, to impart, 
An epitapth of noble praise 

Is written on the feeling heart. 
Yet, Oh! accept this marble's aid 

Thy virtues memory to save, 
For soon that record must be laid 

Beside thee in the silent grave. " 

"His amiable wife, Mrs. Gesie Bostwick, who died May 16, 
1787, aged 39 years, lies buried at his side, not without a fair 
portion of the sentiment which produced this tribute. " 

To be continued.) 


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Mitchell is in error in his marriage of Mary Sprague Edson 
to Joseph Pettingill in 1745 and her death in 1746. Mary 
Sprague, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia Leavit Sprague, 
married Nathan Edson (son of Samuel 5th) in 1738. Nathan 
Edson died in 1751, when Mary, his widow, was appointed 
administratrix. On the 7th Oct., 1765, the widow as Mary 
Edson renders her final account of the estate; thus proving 
she was alive later than 1746, and that she was still Mary Ed- 
son. — Plymouth Court Eecords. 







Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Mass., and 
his descendants. A preliminary work subject to revision. 
New York, 1898. pp. 370. 

This excellent work should accomplish the author's intention 
of interesting the family. It is put forth as a preliminary 
step to a complete genealogy. Correspondence should be 
addressed to C. O. Gates, 45 Plaza street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The founder of this family in New England is stated to have 
been son of Thomas and grandson of Peter, whose line runs 
back through Geoffrey , Geoffrey, Sir Geoffrey, William, Sir 
Geoffrey, William, and Thomas, the last named being of High- 
easter and Thurstenbie, Essex, 1327. This line of ancestry 
is given without reference to any proofs, but Mr. Henry 
Gates of Stow has in his possession* an ancient family record, 
copy of a still older one, in which the emigrant is distinctly 
stated to be the second son of Thomas Gates, citizen of Nor- 
wich, who was son of another Thomas of Norwich. This 
account is undoubtedly of the time of Stephen or of his chil- 

Considerable might be added to the account of the earlier 
generations. For instance, Ann, the widow of Stephen Gates 
the emigrant, was aged 70 in June, 1673. She married Rich- 
ard Woodward in April, 1663. She seals her will of 1683 
with an heraldic seal, which appears to be "on a fesse between 
three (lion's?) heads erased, a (lion passant?) between two 
stars."- These were not the arms claimed by Gates of Semer 
as in York Visitation of 15 SI and 1665. 

Stephen, son of the above, was aged 20 in 1673. His wife 
Sarah, daughter of George Woodward, was a .granddaughter 
of Richard Woodward who married the widow Gates. His 
daughter Sarah died in 1728, unmarried. His daughter 




Kebecca married 17 Nov., 1700, Timothy Gibson of Sudbury. 
Mary Gates, daughter of the emigrant, married John, son 
of John Maynard, and had, besides the children given, a 
daughter Mary. 

Thomas Gates, son of the emigrant, born 1640, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Freeman. He bought land in 
Preston in 1G92-3 and died there 10 Aug., 1726, leaving a 
will dated 10 July, 1723, of which will Joseph, Josiah and 
Sarah are named as executors. John had lands at ^Stow, 
Joseph and Caleb each receive £5 to bring up their children 
to read and write the English tongue well ; the daughters Eliz- 
abeth Holmes, Mary Rose, Deborah Standig, Anna Tiler 
(Fyles?) and Abigail Forbes, £3, "to lern their children also." 

He also names daughters Sarah and Ruth, and "to my 
daughter Mary Rose her mother's legacy in Sudbury, given 
her by her uncle Joseph Noyes*" 

The list of children of Thomas Gates should be revised to 
eliminate Joanna, and to add Mary. The births of several of 
the children will be found in the Preston records printed in 
this magazine. 

Simon Gates, son of the emigrant, married in 1670, Mar* 
garet. On the 9th, 9 mo ., 1670, he was sued by John Woods 
of Marlboro, for breaking a marriage contract with his 
daughter Frances. In the suit it is stated ' 'he hath contracted 
with another to great wrong: of said Frances 1 '. Woods claims 
he did not know Gates had courted his daughter. 

Stephen Gates, son of the second Stephen, married 8 Nov., 
1686, Jemima Benjamin of Plymouth county, and had, at 
Stow, in addition to the children as printed, Thankful, born 
*7 Aug., 1687. 

* John Freeman had Elizabeth, who married Thomas Gates and had daughter 
Mary Rose. He also had a son Joseph, who married Dorothy, daughter of John 
Haynes by his wife Dorothy, daughter of Peter Noyes. Dorothy, wife of Joseph 
Freeman, died in l'reston 26 Jan., 161)7-8. Dorothy, wife of Joseph Freeman had a 
sister Ruth, who married Joseph Noyes. son of Joseph and grandson of Rev. James 
Noyes of Newbury. Thus the uncle Joseph Noyes mentioned in the will was such 
because he married a sister of the sister-in-law of the mother of Mary Rose. 



Nathaniel Gates, son of the second Stephen, had, in addi- 
tion to those mentioned on page 16, Charles, Mary, Rebecca, 
Sarah, Martha. The latter married George Shaw of Canter- 
bury, Conn. The estate of Nathaniel Gates was settled in 1732. 

Joseph Gates (Thomas, Stephen) died 24 Oct., 1742. He 
married 12 Dec, 1711, Damaris Rose, and had besides those 
mentioned on page 17, Josiah, b. 14 Feb., 1720-1. 

An Elizabeth Gates was published, at Stow, in 1722, to 
Thomas, son of Deliverance Wheeler. Who was she? 

Osborne. Wanted, the ancestry of John Osborne, born 
Bristol, R. I., 1688. 

Shaw. Wanted, the ancestry of Nathaniel Shaw, born 
Nov. 20, 1758, son of Caleb Shaw, Hampton, N. H., who 
removed to Falmouth 1760. G. Stevens. 

Observations on the family of Endecott in the county of Dev- 
onshire, England, together with material for illustrat- 
ing the ancestry of Gov. John Endecott, 
and Gilbert and William Endecott, 
early settlers in New England. 

By Eben Putnam. 

(Continued from payc 114.) 

Henry Endacott of Devonshire, probably in the vicinity of 
Chagford. His existence is proven by the will of his grand- 
son Robert, of Winkleigh, dated 1574. This Henry must 
have been born as earlv as 1480. No earlier mention of the 
name has been found. Nothing further is known about him. 

Wemworthy and Winkleigh are both in North Tawton hun- 
dred. Wemworthy is twenty miles from Exeter, and Wink- 
leigh five miles further. North Tawton is about half way 
between those two places. 

Children : 

2 A son, name unknown, who left a widow Thomasine. 
She was of Winkleigh and left a will dated 6 Feb., 1553, 
proved 28 April, 1563. To sons Robert and John, to 
three children of John Josslynge, to Richard and Robert 
Harriss (or Hasse) and to Alice Endicott. 

Robert, als. Byttabear, of Winkleigh. He died with- 
out issue, leaving a will dated 16 Feb., 1574; proved 
1574, in which he names his wife and his brother John, 
to whom goes half his estate after his wife's death. 
Also legacies from grandfather Henry Endacott, and 
his mother. 



John, als. Byttabear, of Weinworthy. His will, dated 
11 Mar., 1579, was proved nine days later. He left 
wife Johan, and daughters Alice, Elizabeth, Thomas- 
ine, Anne and Eleanor, the two latter under age, 
Inventory £112. 

Administration on the estate of Thomas Endacott of 
Wemworthy, was granted Thomas Ware 30 Mar., 
1579. It is probable he was a son of John and died 
before his father, without issue. Inventory £5, re- 
turned by same persons who returned John's inventory. 

A daughter, wife of John Josslynge. 

3 Henry Endacott. Indications point to Henry being uncle 

to Robert and John above. This Henry was of Chag- 
ford. He is undoubtedly the Henry called brother by 
John of Throwleigh, in his will of 1584. 

4 John Endacott of Throwleigh. He had a brother Henry. 

He died in 1584, leaving a will. 
It is not unlikely that there were other children. There 
was a John Endacott whose estate was settled in 1596, but 
the will and papers are lost. There was also a James Enda- 
cott whose will, proved 1592, is lost. There is no means 
of telling of what places these two men were. 

3 Henry Endacott, of Chagford, inherited \ of the tin 
works called Torredon. He is evidently the Henry Endacott 
mentioned in the Visitation of Devonshire in 1620 as father of 
the wife of Edward Knapman. Knapman married, judging 
from contemporaneous dates in the pedigree, about 1560 to 
1580. The will of Alexander Endacott of Throwleigh names 
his cousins (i. e. nephews), children of Edward Knapman, who 
were of age, in 1622. This will enables us to give the family 
of Henry. 

Children : 

5 A daughter married to Edward Knapman. They had 


Arthur, William and Edward, all named by undo 
Alexander in 1622. 

6 Gillian, wife of Woodlye in 1622. Their son 

Edward received a legacy from his uncle Alexander. 
It should be noticed that Hugh Woodlye was witness 
in 1646 to the will of William Endecott of Ilsington. If 
my identification is correct, William was a nephew of 
Alexander. Ilsington is near Moreton Hampstead. 

7 John Endacott of Chagford, eldest son of Henry. 

He had considerable property in Chagford and in More- 
ton Hampstead. The Chagford property was inherited 
from his father. See Chancery suit. His family ap- 
pears below. 

8 Edward Endacott. His son is named in the will of 

Alexander. It might be supposed from the wording 
of the will that Edward was living in 1622. But he 
himself is not a legatee. There was an Edward of 
Chagford, whose will was proved in Aug., 1612 and is 
missing. I think it was the will of this Edward (No. 
8). Therefore ho was dead in 1622. He left at least 
one son Thomas, named in the will of his uncle Alex- 
ander. There may have been other children. 

9 A daughter wife of William Denny nge. Thev had a 

son Thomas and probably others. John Dyming was 
surety for Richard Endacott of Chagford when ho took 
out administration bonds on the estate of his mother, 
Joanna Endacott of Chagford, widow of John Endacott 
the brother of Alexander. 

10 Alexander Endacott of Throwleigh. His will was proved 

1622. He left no issue. He names his cousins and 
other relatives. 

11 William Endacott. He was probably a son of Henry, 

and was assessed as of Chagford in 1621 and was buriod 
there in 1630. It is not known whothor he had de- 


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12 Richard Enclicot of Dunsford, weaver. He left a will 

dated 10 Aug., 1670. To son James Endicott all 

my interest in Henry Elliott's ground, and the sheep 

there. To daughter Joane £10. To son William £6. 

wife Joane executrix. Brother William Endicott and 

William Cotley of Dunsford, yeo., to be overseers. 

William Endicott was a witness, and with Cotley and 

Henry Elliott appraised the estate (£102.3.8). In this 

inventory William is called of Hennyoke, husbandman. 

Dunsford is in Wonford hundred, Dear Moreton Hampstead, 

at which place William a grandson of Henry of Chagford 

inherited lands from his father. Dunsford is but seven miles 

from Exeter and about the same distance from Chagford. 

John Endacott of Throwleigh. He was an extensive mine 
owner. He was probably born as early as 1535. His wife 
Wilmot survived him. His will dated 27 June, 1584, was 
proved 21 Dec, 1581. To the poor of Throwleigh. To wife 
all my tinworks called Bradford. To daughter Marie 500 of 
white tin. Debt to son (Hishe?). Son Harrie. The profits 
of said tin works to remain to my sons after certain charges 
are paid therefrom. All my tenements in Throwleigh to my 
wife. To son John my best crock and best pan, sheep, and 
all my goods made of timber, one-thrid my household goods 
of which third my wife to have use during life or while a 
widow. Son Henry one-forty-eighth part tinworks called 
Bradford, one-eighth of tinworks called Torredown, one-eighth 
of tinworks. Wallonhill, one-sixth of tinworks called Wallon- 
hill, one-sixth of tinworks called Shorteland, also £10, and two 
sheep, when twenty-one. To daughter Marie 200 pounds of 
white tin when twentv-one. To Alexander Knollinge and his 
heirs forever one-eighth of Torredon tin works, and each of 
my daughter's children one lamb. To Joan Seavell and her 
heirs one-tenth of Shorteland. To brother Henry Endacott and 
his heirs one-eignth- of Torredonne tin works. Wife Wilmot 



sole executrix. Overseers Alexander Knaprnan, gent., Henry 
Endacott and John Hore. Witnesses, the servants and over- 
seers. Registered Exon. 1584, page 144. 

13 Harrie Endacott of Throwleigh. A minor in 1584. 

Named in the subsiby of 1634. His family appears 

14 John a minor in 1584. There is good cause to believe 

proved him identical with John of Bridford whose will 
was in 1634. John of Bridford is described under No. 
14, below. 

15 Marie, a minor in 1584. 

16 A daughter, married to Alexander Knollinsrs in 1584. 

17 Joane, wife of Seavell in 1584. 

(To be continued.) ^ / ~ 

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By Eben Putnam. 

(Continued from page 104.) 

James Atherton the founder of the Worcester county family 
of this name was a tanner. He settled in Dorchester, in that 
part now Milton. But prior to 1653 was an inhabitant of the 
territory called Nashaway. 

He was one of the first to sign the Orders adopted by the 
grantees of the new town of Lancaster formed of Nashaway 
plantation. He subscribed his name " Aderton" on the 15 th 
lmo., 1653. Eight months later he witnesses an agreement 
of John Prescott and his name appears as Atherton*. The 
next year the estates of the thirty planters were appraised in 
order that a proportionate division of lands might be awarded. 
The largest estate was that of John Prescott, £366.15.00, the 
smallest Robert Breck, £10. That of Atherton's was appraised 
at £69.05.00, not as large as the majority. 

Atherton returned to Milton during the Indian troubles of 
1675, and 20 Nov., 1681, was admitted to the church there. 
In 1697 he conveyed his Lancaster lands to his son James. 
The son lived near Bare Hill. Shortly after this the father 
removed to Sherburne and died there. 

His will dated 3 Jan., 1707-8, at Sherburne, was proved 19 
Sept., 1710. The witnesses testify that the testator was of 
sound mind but of " eighty odd years. v The widow Hannah 
was appointed executrix. To sons James and Joshua, each 
twenty shillings. Daughters Hannah, Elizabeth, and Deborah 
are mentioned. The wife is to have his estate and to dispose 
of it to her children and grandchildren. Son-in-law Samuel 
Bullard to be overseer. 

* He witnessed the deed of Edward Breck and his son Robert, dated 23, 3, 1654 and 
affixes his mark, the letter "A", Sutf. Deeds II. 161. 







Hannan Atherton of Sherburne, widow, sole executrix of 
the will of James Atherton, husbandman, vs. AValter Everen- 
den, of Dorchester, powder maker, for debt under a bond of 
£21, dated 12 Dec, 1704. Suit was entered 17 Sept., 1713. 
The bond was to secure a debt of £10, and was witnessed by 
Samuel Bullard, who collected payments on account in 1706, 
1707, and 1710. Suff. Files, 9180. 

Children of James and Hannah, born in Lancaster: 
James, b. 13, 3 mo., 1654. 
Joshua, b. 13, 3 mo., 1656. 
Hanna, b. 10, 11 mo., 1657. 
Marie, b. 17, 11 mo., 1660; d. 4, 9 mo., 1670. 
Elizabeth, d. 10, 6 mo., 1665. 
Elizabeth, b. 6, 8 mo., 1666. 

Deborah, b. 1 June, 1669; married Samuel Bullard. 
Joseph, b, 18, 2 mo,, 1672. 

James Atherton, son of James, lived in Lancaster. In 
1704 he and son James were two of the ten men assigned to 
the garrison at Bare Hill. 

Administration on his estate was granted to the widow 
Abigail 19 Nov., 1718. An inventory of the estate was taken 

I April, 1718, and amounted to £145, with debts of £17 
Dower was set of to the widow Nov., 1719. 

James Atherton and Abigail Hudson were married at Lan 
caster 6 June, 1684. She was the daughter of Daniel and 
Joanna Hudson and was born in Lancaster 7 Sept., 1067. 
Her parents were massacred in the Indian attack on Lancaster, 

II Sept., 1697, and her sisters Johanna and Elizabeth carried 
into captivity. Two children of her brother Nathaniel were 

Children: born in Lancaster. 
James, b. 27 Feb., 1684. 
Jonathan, of age in 17 19. 
Benjamin, b. 1702. 
Mary, b. m. before 1721 John Goodnowe of Hatfield. 


Abigail, of age in 1721. 
Ruth, a minor in 1721. 

Joshua Athertox, son of James, was a soldier in King 
Philip's war, serving under Capt. Henchman in the winter of 
'75, and the summer of '76. His son Benjamin was one of 
the grantees of Narraganset No. 6, (Templeton, Mass.,) in the 
right of his father. 

The will of Joshua Atherton was dated 20 Feb., 1719-20, 
and proved 16 June, 1721. He names his wife, his two 
younger sons, minors, John and Peter, his four sons, Joseph, 
Benjaran, John, and Peter. His honored father James Ather- 
ton, deceased. Son Joseph to maintain his brother Stephen. 
Daughter Hannah to be maintained by Benjamin. Son Joshua. 

John Wilder testified re^ardin^ the testator's intentions 
regarding his lands, from which we learn that the son Jonathan 
lived with Josiah White, and the father desired Jonathan to 
have the place which had been his brother James', while Ben 
jamin was to have the home place. 

Joshua Atherton married Mary daughter of Anthony Gulli- 
ver of Milton and lived in Milton some years before returning 
to Lancaster. In 1GS9 he sold to John Priest land which his 
father had bought of Mrs. Mary Kimball of Boston, situated / , 

in Lancaster. Sufi'. Deeds, 13, 319. \ 

Children: J 

Hannah, bpt., 9 Oct., 1G92 at Milton. 
Mary, bpt., 17 July, 1698 at Milton. 
Joshua, bpt., 9 Sept., 1705 at Milton, (an adult). 
Stephen, non compos mentis in 1720. He was warned from 

Concord in 1708. 

(To be continued.) 



By Emily A. Getchell. 

James Lurvey* of Gloucester, was not the only Essex county 
man innocently connected with Arnold' s famous act of treason. 

In Coffin's History of Newbury, Mass., page 258, under 
date of Sept., 1780, the author writes, "From a journal kept 
by a Newbury soldier I extract the following: < This night 
Arnold's plot was discovered. He had news of the British 
officer being taken. He told his wife he was a dead man. He 
took his horse and rode to the ferry as soon as he could to his 
barge, when he made the best of his way to a British ship. 
The ship made the best of her way to New York. He carried 
off John Brown and Samuel Pillsbury of our company'." 

A foot note states that the extract is taken from the journal 
of Joshua Davis. 

In the course of researches and enquiries connected with the 
compilation of the Pillsbury Genealogy, I learned that the 
Samuel Pillsbury referred to was my great-grand-uncle, and 
conversations with the senior members of my kinsfolk elicited 
the statement that it was one of the best remembered events 
of their childhood, the sitting on their grandfather's knees or 
standing by his side, and listening to the tale of which they 
never wearied, the treason of Arnold. .. 

Naturally I felt much curiosity to know more of the com- 
pany to which Joshua Davis, Samuel Pillsbury, and John 
Brown belonged, and in the course of obtaining for the His 
torical Society of Old Newbury copies of muster rolls of 

♦See page 38, this volume. 


Newbury and Newburyport soldiers from the originals pre- 
served at the State House, it was my good fortune to come 
across the desired document, a copy of which is appended. 

It was much worn and faded, difficult to read, and some of 
the names were past deciphering. Joshua Davis it will be 
seen, was one of the sergeants, and privates John Brown and 
Samuel Pillsbury are readily picked out. Another name is 
that of Timothy Curtis. A grandson of his, now well advanced 
in years, has furnished some recollections of his grandfather's 
tales of service under Washington, and of this period in par- 
ticular. The old gentleman says he well remembers as a small 
boy spending many delightful hours in the home of an old 
soldier residing in the upper part of Newburyport, whom he 
calls John Burge, who had the ever-fresh story to tell of 
Arnold's treason, and the unwitting share he bore in it. John 
Burge and John Brown may have been the same person. 

I have always understood from such histories of the Revo 
lution as I have perused, which give a detailed account of 
Arnold's treachery, and after events connected with it, that 
his boat's crew were detained as prisoners on board the British 
vessel and carried to New York, when Gen. Howe set them at 
liberty, and after many hardships they succeeded in reaching 
their homes. 

It is a tradition in the family that my great-granduncle was 
given up for dead, nothing having been heard from him for 
the greater part of the year 1780. He died in January, 1821, 
and his grave is marked by the iron cross of the Society of 
UheS. A. R. 

Capt. Richard Titcomb's company, Col. Nathaniel Wade's 
regiment, made up of Newburyport, Newbury and Amesbury 
men, enlisted 3 July, discharged 10 Oct., 1780. Essex county 
regiment raised to re-inforce the Continental army under 
Washington, for three months, agreeable to Resolve of General 
Court, 22 June, 1780. 








Mass. Archives. Various Service, Vol. 23, 142. 
Richard Titcomb, Captain. 

John Goodhue, Moody Montgomery, Lieutenants. 
Theophilus Osgood, Joshua Davis, J Adams, Simeon 

Noyes, William Morrill, Sergeants. 
William Biscomb, Jonathan Merrill, Robert Hoyt, Paul 

Bradbur} 7 , Corporals. 
Samuel Elliott, Drummer. Abram Dodge, Fifer. 

Simeon Brasier, Bille Price, 

Matthew Pettengell, Israel Colley, 
(name illegible) John Butler, 

Joshua Pettengell, William Follansbee, 

Eliphalet Pilsbury, 
Nathaniel Ober, 
Asar Hendricks, 
Jacob Davis, 

Nicholas Currier, 
Joseph Lake, 
Elijah Mayhew, 
James Carr, 

Sameul Knapp, 
Stephen Howard, 
John Coffin, 
Thomas Newman, 

Benjamin Rackliftt, William Norton, 

Joseph Wood, 
Samuel French, 
Samuel Pilsbury, 
Moses Harriman, 
Jacob Wyat, 
William Appleton, 
Stephen Colley, 
Elias Cook, 
Nicholas Moodv, 
Thomas Bagley, 
Ephriam Hoyt, 
Abel Jackman, 
John Huse, 
John Waters, 
Benjamin Collins, 
John Currier, 
Obadiah Badger, 
Reuben Eastman, 
William Pike, 
Obadiah Colby, 
Samuel Hoyt, 
William Davis, 

Timothy Curtis, 
John Titcomb, 
Jacob Hodgkins, 
David Bartlett, 
Caleb Knight, 
John Brown, 
William Butler, 
Joseph Currier, 
Jonathan Colby, 
Joshua Toppan, 
Benjamin Morrill, 
Zebulon Sargent, 
Jacob Currier, 
Benjamin Sweatt, 
Samuel Merrill, 
Simeon Bartlett, 

William , 

Enoch Collins, 
Jabez Merrill, 
Willis Currier, 
David Blaisdell, 
John Stevens, 
Stephen Merrill, 

Joseph Stan wood, 
Joseph Woodman, 
Jonathan Pearson, 
Jonathan Sweatt, 
Benjamin Noyse, 
Thomas Stanwood, 
Parker Norton, 

Nathan , 

Samuel No well, 
George Sweatt, 
William Davis, 
William Currier, 
Benjamin Wadly, 
Samuel Sweatt, 
Simeon French, 
Gideon Colbv, 
Serjeant Harvey, 
Ezekiel Barnard, 
Robert Mansfield, 
John Weed, 
Philip Osgood, 
John True, 
Isaac Colby, 
Joseph Morss, 
William Morrill, 
Benjamin Davis, 


(Continued from page 132.) 

Thompson, Archibald. [At New York] Mr. A. T. to Miss 

Kitty Applegate. (S. Feb. 2, 1793.) 
Thompson, E., m. William M'Crea. 
Thompson, Ephraim. Mr. E. T. to Miss Polly Washburn. 

(S. Feb. 26, 1791.) 
Thompson, Mrs. Hannah, m. Joshua Thomas. 
Thompson, Jacob. At Charlestown, Mr. J. T. , of Hamilton, 

to Miss Nancy Bobbins of the former place. (S. Nov. 8, 

Thompson, Jacob, jun. At Beverly, Mr. J. T., jun. , to Miss 

Betsey Buckman. (W. Feb. 27, 1793.) 
Thompson, Jenny, m. William Barnes. 
Thompson, John. Mr. J. T. of 68, to Miss Elizabeth Clulow 

of 81— taking the fourth wife. (W. Jan. 2, 1793.) 
At Leak (Eng.) implied. See Thomas Pilsbury. 
Thompson, Nancy, m. Hon. Elbridge Gerry. 
Thompson, Capt. Nathan G. At Baltimore, Capt. N. G. T. 

to Miss Elizabeth Jackson. (S. Aug. 11, 1792.) 
Thompson, Peter. At New York, Mr. P. T. to Miss Eachel 

Sloo. (S. Apr. 7, 1792.) 
Thompson, Kuthy, m. Thomas Bennet. 
Thompson, Deacon Thomas. At Charlestown, Deacon T. T., 

of Newburyport, to Mrs. Sarah Wood, Charlestown. (W. 

Dec. 19, 1792.) 
Thomson, Sally, m. George Thomas. 
Thorlo, Polly, m. Stephen Wait. 
Thorndike, John. At Concord, N. H., Mr. J. T. to Miss 

Dolly Wilson. (S. Apr. 7, 1792.) 

Thorndike, Larkin. At Beverly, L. T., Esq., to Mrs. Jewitt, 

of Ipswich. (S. Jan. 14, 1792.) 




Thornton, Elizabeth, m. Edward Wade. 
Throop, Mrs. Abigail, m. Capt. John Arnold. 
Thurber, Sally, m. George Benson. 
Thurston, Joanne, m. Capt. Simon Wiggen. 
Thwing, James. Mr. J. T., cashier of the Massachusetts 
Bank, to Miss Jannet Love. (W. Nov. 13, 1793.) 

Thwing, Capt. Nathaniel. [In this town] Capt. N. T. to Miss 
Mary Greenleaf. (S. Aug. 16, 1794.) 

Tichenor, Elisha. [In this town] Mr. E. T. to Mrs. Betsey 

Curtiss. (W May 26, 1790.) 
Tilden, Betsey, m. George Blanchard. 
Tilden, Joanne, in. Dr. Galen Otis. 
Tileston, Ebenezer. Mr. E. T., to Miss Sarah Marson. (S. 

Dec. 18, 1790.) 
Tileston, Esther, m. A. Clapp. 
Tileston, Lemuel. [In this townj Mr. L. T., to Miss Polly 

Minns. (S. Feb. 7, 1789.) 
Tileston, Lucy, m. Samuel Withington. 
Tileston, Capt. Thomas. At Roxbury, Capt. T. T. to the 

amiable Miss Betsy Wait. (S. July 10, 1790.) 

Tilley, Betsey, m. Peter Butterfield. 

Tilton, Catherine, m. Nathaniel Parker. 

Tilton, Lucy, m. David Lincoln. 

Tilton, Rachel, m. Barnabas Knox. 

Timothy, Benjamin Franklin. At Philadelphia, Mr. B. F. T., 

of Charleston, S. C, to Miss Ann Telfair. (S. June 22, 

Tisdale, Mace. At Quincy, a newly incorporated town in this 

county, by the Rev. Anthony Wibird, Mr. M. T., of Easton, 

to Miss Alice Street. (S. March 3, 1792.) 

Titcomb, Eliza, m. Ebenezer Gullishan. 

Toby, Capt. Lemuel. Capt. L. T., to the amiable Miss Patty 

Williams, daughter of the late Rev. Abraham Williams, of 

Sandwich. (YV. July 18, 1787.) 



Todd, Mrs., m. Hon. James Madison. 
Tolman, Sally, m. Abraham Williams. 
Torrey, Deborah, m. Gershom Cutter. 
Torrey, Joseph. Mr. J. T. of Worcester, to Miss Betsy 

Gendell, of this town. (S. Oct. 11, 1788.) 
Torrey, Capt. Joseph. At Worcester, Capt. J. T. to Mrs. 

Azubah Goulding. (W. Dec. 24, 1794.) 
Torrey, Nathaniel. [In this town] Mr. N. T. to Miss Patty 

Simpson. (June 18, 1791.) 
Torrey, Sally, m. Capt. Ezekial Burroughs. 
Torrey, Samuel. Last Thursday evening, Mr. S. T., mer- 
chant, to Miss Katy Gore, youngest daughter of John Gore, 

Esq., of this town. (W. July 5, 1786.) 
Toscan, Jean. At Portsmouth, the Hon. le Sieur J. T. , Vice- 

Consul of France, to Miss Elizabeth Parrot. (S. Dec. 18, 

Totman, Samuel. At South Hadley, Mr. S. T. to Mrs. 

Hannah Johnson. (S. Nov. 1, 1794.) 
Tower, Lydia, m. Ebenezer Delano. 
Towne, Gen. At Charleston, Gen. T. to Mrs. Sabra Coman, 

of Dudley. (W. Feb. 22, 1792.) 
Townsend, John. [At New York] Mr. J. T. to Miss Kebecca 

Franklin. (S. Feb. 2, 1793.) 
Townsend, Judith, m. Elijah Adams. 
Townsend, Nabby, m. Edward Hall. 
Townsend, Polly, m. Capt. Robert Pearce. 
iTownshend, Polly, m. Nathaniel Frothingham. 
|Tracy, Peleg. At Norwich, Mr. P. T to Miss Hannah Leffing- 

well. (S. Nov. 23, 1793.) 
ITracy, Mrs. Sally, m. Capt. John Newson 
|Trask, Mrs., m. S. Low. 
Task, Elijah. At Lexington, Mr. E. T. of Boston, to Miss 

Sally Benny. (W. Sept. 18, 1793.) 
'rask, Jonathan. [In this town] Mr. J. T., wheelwright, to 

Miss Hannah Pelfrey [Palfrey?]. (W. May 23, 1792.) 



Trask, Matilde, ni. Edwin Locke. 

Trask, Patty, m. Samuel Allen. 

Tread well, Rev. John. Rev. J. T., of Ipswich, to Mrs. 

Dorothy Goodhue, of that town. (W. July 25, 1787.) 
Treet, Samuel. S. T., Esq., to Miss Nancy May. (S. June 

26, 1790.) 
Treferen, James. [In this town] Mr. J. T. to Mrs. Mary 

Mountford. (S. Feb. 11, 1792.) 
Tremain, J. jun. At Halifax, Mr. J. T., jun., to Miss Lee. 

(S. Nov. 23, 1793.) 
Trescot, Sally, m. Samuel Patson. 
Trindle, Mrs., m. William Gilson. 
Trindlc, Betsy, m. William Gilson, jun. 
Trip, Abraham, At Westport, Mr. A. T. to Miss Polly 

Warren. (W. Aug. 14, 1793.) 
Tripe, Maria, m. Lemuel Barker. 
Tripp, Abiel. At Westport, Mr. A. T. to Miss Phebe Snell. 

(S. Jan. 11, 1791.) 
Trott, Elizabeth, m. Capt. Ephraim Wales. 
Trow, Hannah, m. Nathan Foster. 
Trueman, John. Mr, J. T. to Miss Sukey Casay. (Feb. 17, 

Tuck, Capt. Moses. [In this town] Capt. M. T. to Miss Sally 

Hagger, daughter of Mr. William G. Hagger, of this town. 

(W. Jan. 8, 1794.) 

(To be continued.) 

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Descend axts of Aldekslvn George Puddingtox or Pcrkingtox 

of York, Maine. 

Continued from pane 1-14. 

George Puddington probably came to New England under 
the encouragement of Gorges. Pie appears to have settled in 
York immediately on his arrival. 

His brother, Robert Puddington, lived in or near Ports- 
mouth and, as far as I know, was never a resident of Maine. 

The town of Y^ork, in Maine, has borne the names of Brihtoi, 
Agimenticus, Georgeana, and York. 

Samuel Maverick in his description of New England, written 
between 16'">0 and 16G6, gives the following account of the 
place, in the settlement of which he appears to have had a hand. 

u Bristoll now Y r orke. — About 12 miles further is the river 
Agomentine for which and the lands adjacent a Patent wa.* 
(nere 30 years since) granted unto Sr. Ferdinando Gorges, 
Mr. Godfrey, Alderman Foote of Bristoll, myself. an<l mmimi 
others. On the north side of this river at our great cost an I 
charges we settled many families, which was then called Bristol, 
aud according to the patent, the government wa.«. conformable 
to that of the Corporation of Bristoll, only admitting of ip|« vU 
to the General Court of the province of Maine which iraa 
often kept there, but some years since the government with 
the rest was swallowed up by the MassachusetU. * Si * /; 
Historical Genealogical Register ', VoL 39, y>. 36. 

The patent above mentioned appears to !>c that of date of 
1st or 2d December, 1631. There was a second |*l«ol imxttni 
to practically the same persons at a later date, m* I * liurd 
issued 23 March, 1037-8. The originals of the*? |m!i nU bare 
not been found, but references to them in York de»li aod iQ 




land cases before the court enables a list of the original 
patentees to be given. They were as follows : Ferdinands 
Gorges, Esq., Walter Norton, Thomas Coppyn, Samuel Mav- 
erick, Thomas Graves, Ralph Glover, William Jeffries, John 
Busley, Loel Woolsey, Robert Norton, Richard Norton, George 
Norton, Robert Rainsford. In the patent of 1632 the names 
of Seth Bull, Dixie Bull, John Bull and Mathew Bradley 
appear in the place of Thomas Coppyn, Woolsey, Rainsford 
and G eorge Norton. 

In the division among the patentees of 11 Nov., 1641, it 
appears that the rights of the original patentees were owned 
by the following, Ferdinando Gorges, Edward Godfrey, Rol> 
ertTomson, Samuel Maverick, Elias Maverick, Gyles Elbridge, 
Williaw Jeffreys, Hugh Bursly, Humphrey Hooke, Williani 
Hooke, Thomas Hooke, Lawrence Brinley, William Pistor. 
Sargent in Colled ions Maine Historical Society. Vol. II, 
second scries, page 319. 

William Hooke sold to Henry Sympson, 14 April, 1640. 
land commonly called the plain, lately fenced in by the sit id 
William Hooke, near the dwelling house of the said Sympson, 
which Sympson the very next day, sold to George Puddingtou 
of Agimenticus, for fifteen pounds. On the third of March, 
1641, Sympson sold to Puddington his planting ground lately 
bounded out, lying between the land of Puddington and «»f 
Ralph Blaisdell, for thirty pounds sterling. York deeds, Bo*>k 
III, pages 34, 35. 

Gorges erected Agimenticus into a borough 10 April, 1641, 
with special privileges. The borough was to have the right 
of electing a mayor and eight aldermen who formed a court. 
Thomas Gorges was the first mayor, and George Puddington 
one of the first aldermen. 

On the 1st March, 1642, the borough was erected into a city 
whose limits covered 21 miles square, and was styled Georgeana. 

Under the government established by Gorges for his Prov- 
ince, under date of 10 March, 1630-40, eight deputies were 







io be cLosen by the several counties to sit in the General 
Court of the Province. Thomas Gorges was sent as deputy- 


The first general court was held at Saco, 25 June, 1640, 
and almost the first act of the new governor was to rid the 
settlement of the rascally George Burdet, an Episcopalian min- 
ister, who had sought refuge at Agimenticus, and who had 
gotten chief control of affairs there. 

George Puddington was one of four deputies from Agimen- 
ticus to this court. Before taking their seats they presented 
a protest, which was allowed, that by appearing at the court 
they in nowise surrendered the peculiar privileges granted to 
Agimenticus in the several patents by which that place gov- 
erned itself. The delegates appointed by Agimenticus on the 
19th June were besides Puddington, John Baker, Edward 
Jonson and Bartholomew Barnet. 

George Puddington was also a member of the first jury. 

At the next court, held in September, the case of Burdett 
came up, and among the women who it was charged he had 
entertained and attempted to turn from their duty, was Mary 
the wife of George Puddington. 

She was indicted for frequenting the house and company of 
Mr. George Burdett, minister of Agimenticus, notwithstand- 
ing the said Mary was often forewarned thereof by her hus- 
band ; also for abusing her husband. As a more serious charge 
was made against others of the women over whom Burdett 
had acquired an undue influence, it is probable that her offence 
was not a serious one. She made confession of her light car- 
riage and disobedience to her husband, and desired his and the 
Court's forgiveness. Burdett was fined ten pounds sterling. 

Puddington was accused by Burdett on the 8th August 
of uttering the following words "We hold the power of our 
combination is stronger than the power of the King" but the 
[charge was not sustained. He was, however, fined for being 
drunk. Burdett recovered damages from Mary Brady who 



had testiiied of his improper carriage with Mary Puddington. 
The testimony of Mary Brady is important although adjudged 
false. She stated that she had seen improper passages between 
Burdett and her mother. It is a question whether she alluded 
to Puddington's wife previously named by her, or some other 
person not brought into court. County court records at Alfred. 
She was not the daughter Mary named in Puddington's will, 
for that one was under 16, in 1647. Was she a daughter of 
Puddington by a former marriage \ Or was she the daughter 
of some other of the women friendly to Burdett ? 

The will of George Puddington, was not recorded till 18 
Jan., 1695-6, probably after the death of his. widow. It is 
dated 25 June, 1617, "unprofitable servant of God." First 
as concerning my wife, living with her in the blessed state of 
honorable wedlock by whom also by the blessing of God 1 
have now two sons and three daughters. John, Elias, Mary, 
Francis and Rebecca. To John my eldest son and Elias iny 
younger son all my land and houses and outhouses where 1 
noAv dwell in Georgiana, equally to be divided. Should my 
sons die without issue then to my daughters, and should any 
of them die without issue then to the longest liver. Should 
they all die without heirs then to my brother Robert Pudding- 
ton. Wife Mary to enjoy all my grounds, etc., for life. 
Small legacies to daughters when 16 and to sons when 21. 

The wife was amply provided for. His brother Robert is 
made one of the supervisors, and his wife executrix. The sons 
were under twenty-one and the daughters under sixteen years 
of age, at that date. 

George Puddington is styled "Mr." on the court' records. 
That title implies considerable local consequence, and probably 
good estate. His wife, and mother of the children named in 
the will, was Mary, probably a much younger person than her 
husband. George Puddington died in 1617. 

His widow on the 16 Oct., 1650, was" taxed forty shillings 
for drawing from three buts, or pipes. On the 6 July, 1646, 


tfedrge PaddingtGn Lad been fined £4- for exaction in "selling 
victuals. From these entries it is evident that Purrington 
enjoyed the eagerly sought for privilege of keeping a public 
house of entertainment. 

Not many years after the death of her husband, the widow 
married Capt. John Davis, one of the most prominent men in 
York, and was again a widow in 1691, when she presented an 
inventory of Davis' estate. She probably died about the year 
1695, at quite an advanced age. 
Children of George Puddington by wife Mary : 

John (probably born in 1627 or 1628). 


Mary (born after 1632). 



Lt. John Puddington or Purrington, eldest son of George 
Puddington by wife Mary, was not of age in 1617. 

In 165S he settled in what is now Harps well, on the penin- 
sula called Merriconeas:. He became associated with Nicholas 
Cole as partners in a fishing boat, and in 1666 lived at Cape 
Porpus. That year they mortgaged their boat and two hun- 
dred and twenty acres of land, of which each owned a half 
separate from the other. Upon their respective lots were 
houses. The mortgage is to be repaid by fifty pounds worth 
of good marketable oars in April next, and the balance in good 
dry fish in the following October. The mortgagee is Francis 
Johnson of Boston. Dated 10 June 1666. On the 6th Oct., 
1668, having been unable to make their contract good they 
surrender the lands and a shallop to Johnson. Mary Pudding- 
ton and Jane Cole join in this deed. They bought of the 
Indian, 26 Nov., 1672, all the land between the carrying places 
upon Merriconeag, beginning at the head of the west branch of 
Widgeon cove to West Bay. Also all that tract of land they 
formerly possessed upon Great Island and Great "Jabeage" 



Island. From this land they were driven by the Indian war 
of 1676. 

In 1720, or thereabouts, Nicholas Cole and James Purring- 
ton filed their claim to the above grant from the Indians. It 
is probable that the land occupied by the Purringtons to-day 
upon Sebascodegan is a part of the purchase upon Great Island, 

Corliss, in "Old Times," states that after being driven from 
Merriconeag, Purrington retired to Wells, his native town. 
This is an error. He certainly was at York in 1674, when he 
united with his mother in selling land there. His name ap- 
pears as a witness in court cases in 1660 and 1664. Notice 
was given the County Court, 7 July, 1668, that John Purring- 
ton had been chosen Clerk of the writs at Cape Porpus. Two 
years later he was fined for refusing to testify. In 1671 he 
was presented for "multiplying oaths" and for swearing "by 
God's w r ounds". He did not see fit to appear, however. On 
the 30th March, 1680, he took the oath of allegiance ; again 
on the 30th June, 1680, when he was on the grand jury. On 
the 12th April, 16S2, Major Nicholas Shapleigh, John Pud- 
dington, and five others were trustees to meet with the council 
at York, to provide means and assess a mill tax for the main- 
tenance of Fort Royal. The preceding year he had joined in 
the petition to the King, that the claim of Massachusetts to 
govern the Province bought of Gorges should not be allowed, 
and requesting the King to take the concerns of the Province 
under his consideration. The petition was instigated by 

Purrington appears on a jury of inquest of Cape Porpus in 
1685, and was in command of the fort during the administra- 
tion of Andross. 

Bradbury's History of Ifennebimk, gives the following brief 
account of Lt. John Pudding-ton. "He was town clerk and 
selectman in 1681, and had a grant of land from the town- 
He was a man of good education and wrote a good hand. He 
was one of the trustees to whom Gov. Danforth gave a deed 





of the town. Id 1688 he was lieutenant and commanded a 
company of men stationed at the fort on the stage, or Fort 
Island, and was excused from attending court c being in his 
Majesty's service'. He left the town when it was deserted in 
1690, and died two or three years later." 

John Purrington lived at the turn, above Intervale Point, 
on Kennebunk river. 

When he retired from the town he carried Danforth's deed 
with him. In Jan. 1695-6, it was voted by the town that, as 
Sir Edmond Andros srave the town books into the care of John 
Puddington, late of Cape Porpus, the clerk shall send to James 
Puddington in whose custody they are supposed to be. The 
records were returned by this son, who received therefor a 
grant of land. 

The unsettled condition of the Maine coast during the trouble- 
some times after King Philip's War, as well as the business of 
Purrington, who in a deed of 1687 is termed " fisherman of 
New England" ( York Deed*, X, 25), probably accounts for his 
presence at so many different places. 

There is of course a liability that one or more of the con- 
veyances and transactions ascribed to Lt. John, may relate to 
his cousin John, but the latter, after one purchase on the 
Kennebec which ho held from 1661 to 1667, seems not to have 
drifted far from the settlements on the Piscataqua. 

Other interesting facts concerning Lt. John Purrino-ton will 

o o o 

be noticed in dealing with the record of his children. John 
Purrington sometimes of York, for and in consideration of the 
kindness received of my loving cousin, Joseph Weareof York, 
grants to him his right in reversion in lands in York, which 
ho is heir to on the death of his mother. Weare had a house 
upon the land and had partly fenced the land. John Penwell 
also has a house on the land, having put it there by the per- 
mission of Purrington. and by this deed ho is restricted to 
enjoyment of but one-half acre adjoining his house. Dated 
24 Feb., 1689-90. York deeds, Vol. V, part I, p. 11. 



In this deed John Pnrrington calls Weare " cousin 1 because 
he was son of Peter Weare and Mary the daughter of John 
Davis. Davis' second wife was the widow of George Purrin- 
ton. Joseph Weare died in 1700, and six years later his 
widow Hannah sells land granted John Davis. She could not 
have sold this as step-daughter of Davis, as Dr. Banks sug- 
gests, but there is no reason why she should not have sold 
land granted to Davis which had come to his grandson, Joseph 
Weare. Seep- 99, vol. VII, Maine Historical and Geneal- 
ogical Recwder. 

John Purrington, now of York, for love and affection unto 
my brother-in-law, John Penwell of York, mariner, grant unto 
him half an acre of land upon which he has built himself a 
house. Dated 2 Nov., 1674. York Deeds II, 160. 

On the 27 Feb., 1674, John Davis in consequence of affection 
for his son-in-law John Penwell gives him one-half a ware- 
house and wharf in York. 

John Penwell had, perhaps, wife Sarah. 

The name of the first wife of Lt. John Purrington was 
Mary, and she was living in 1G6S. 

Humphrey Scammon, in his will of 1727, names his "daugh- 
ter Mary the wife of John Purrington.' 1 If she was the wife 
of Lt. John, as given in the Scammon genealogy,* she must 
have been born earlier than 1680, which date has been assumed 
as that of her birth. She was probably the mother of Hum- 
phrey Purrington, named for her father. 

Humphrey Scammon was of Kittery and Saco as the times 
permitted. He was born about 1610 and died in Saco 1 Jan., 
1727-8, aet. 87. His wife was Elizabeth. There is tradition, 
but evidence is lacking, that Richard Scammon of Portsmouth 
was a brother of Humphrey. 

(To be contiimcd.) 

Scammon Family of Maine, in Putnam's Historical Magazine, Vol. I, 119, 1ST, JM 



Xobletown, June 17, 1770. 

Mrss. Moses Gilbert and Ebenezar Green, chosen ch. wardens. 

Mr. Robert Meaker, clerk. 

Baptized the following children (viz.): — 
William, son of Eleazar Williams and Mary, his wife. 
Sarah, dau. of David Weller and Hepsaba, his wife. 
Christene, dau. of John Warn and Lucretia, his wife. 
Phebe, dau. of Wm. Taylor and Jemima, his wife. 
Christene, dau. of Matthew Bunt and Elena, his wife. 
Mariche, dau. of Ephraim Bunt and Mariche, his wife. 
Sarah, dau. of Elijah Pixley and Charity, his wife. 
Elizabeth, dau. of John Mc Farlis and Eva, his wife. 
John, son of Jehoiakim Van Valckenburgh and Eliz th . his wife. 
Henry, son of John Smith and Charity, his wife. 
James, son of Joseph Edminstor and Lydia, his wife. 

Williamstown, Monday 55th June, 1770. 

Baptized Anor, dau. of Zadok Bostwick and Dorckas, his wife. 

Lanesborough, Juno 1770. Led the church in the choice of 
church officers. Chose Mr. William Bradley (and) Mr. Asel 
Beach, church wardens; Mr. Abraham Bristol, clerk; Mr. 
Wm. Jorvies (and) Mr. Reuben Garlick, choresters. 

New Concord, July 1, A. D. 1770. 

Baptized the following children: 
Mindwell, dau. of Moses Woster and Mind well, his wife. 
Abraham and John, sons of John Savage and Ann, his wife. 
Sarah, dau. of David Woodward and Christian, his wife. 
Abraham, son of Edward Savage and Mary, his wife. 
Charles, son of John McArthur and Elizabeth, his wife. 




Thursday, July 5, A. D. 1770. Led the church at G. Har- 
rington to choice of church officers. Chose: — David IngersoH. 
Jun., Esq. and John Vandusen, churchwardens. Ensign John 
Burghardt, clerk; Moses Pixley and Nathan Scrivner, chores 
ters. (Note. The names of Isaac Vandusen, Nehemiah Mes 
senger, and one or more others, were recorded in connection 
with this meeting, but the bottom of the page is badly torn 
and worn. l. h. v. s.) 

July 8th, 1770, at G. Barrington, baptized: — 
Jacob, son of Isaac Vandusen, Jun. and Catherine, his wife. 
Geese, dau. of Matthew Vandusen and Elizabeth, his wife. 

Nobletown, July 15, 1770. Baptized: 

Ann ann Elizabeth, dans, of John Crane and Hannah, his wife, 

Wineson, son of Uriah Louk and Cornelia, his wife. 

Anno and Elizabeth, daus. of Edward Vaughn and Anne, his 

Joel and Perseus, sons of Moses Carley and Olive, his wife. 

Great Barrington, July 22, 1770. Baptized: 

Anne, wife of Daniel Bailey. 

Also Elizabeth and Mary, daus. of the above Daniel Bui lev 
and Ame, his wife. 

Sandersfield, July 20th, 1770. Baptized: 
Josiah and Sarah, son and dau. of John Hubbard and Hannah, 
his wife. 

Lanesborough, August 5th, 1770. Baptized: 

Phebe, dau. of Asahcl Beach and Kezia, his wife. 
Chloe, dau. of William Jervies and Mary, his wife. 
Philo, son of Giles Barnes and Rachel, his wife. 
Joseph, son of Uzziel Darrin and Mary, his wife. 
Joseph, son of Wm. Bradley and Lois, his wife. 
Ephraim, son of Azur Curtiso and Margery, his wife. 


■/ , 



New Concord, August 19, 1770. Baptized: 
fames, son of James Savage and Ann, his wife. 
Catherine, dau. of James Peterson and Elizabeth, his wife. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Hendrick Winter and Catherine, his wife. 

New Canaan, August 21, 1770. Baptized: 

Abraham and Jacob, sons of Isaac Searls and Hannah, his wife. 
Abigail, dau. of Dan 1 . Hawlev and Hannah, his wife. 
William, son of W m . Noyes and Elizabeth, his wife. 

(To be continued.) 


Adams and Pease. — Answer. John Pease, Jr., who m. 
Margaret Adams 1G76, was tho son of John, Sen., and Mary 
(Goodell) Pease of Salem, Mass. John Pease, Sen., was b. 
1631 at Baddow, Hundred of Chelmsford, Essex Co., Eng., 
and was son of Robert the son of Robert and Margaret of 
Baddow. The widow Margaret Pease of Baddow came to 
Salem (with her children) April 30, 1031. Mary Goodell 
was tne daughter of Robert and Katharine Goodello, who 
came to Salem from England April 30, 1631 with their three 
children. Mary, their first child, was b. 1630 in England. 
John Pease, Jr., was b. May 30, 1654 in Salem, Mass. He 
d. 1734. They had three sons, and then four daughters. 
The first son was John, b. 1678. 

i. goodell, 107 East 2nd St., Ft. Worth, Tex. 

The Poor — Poore Family Reunion at Lawrence, Mass., 
Sept. 6, 1893, is the title of a pamphlet giving the proceed- 
togs of the gathering and much genealogical information. The 
forge association which conducts these gatherings owes its 
vitality to a few individuals, especially Alfred Poor of Salem, 


the veteran genealogist of the family. The person of "TW, 
tor" Poor is well known to all visitors to the Salem court 
houses where most of his work is done. He is a conscientious 
genealogist but is devoting the remainder of his years to per- 
fecting the history of the Poor family. His collections should 
be preserved in some building maintained by the Poor family. 

Answer to gates Query. — Thomas Wheeler-(Deliveranee~ 
Thomas,) born June 2i, 1697, at Concord, Mass.; married 

1722, Elizabeth Gates, daughter of Simon and Hannah 

(Benjamin) Gates of Stow, Mass. Their son Thomas Wheeler, 
Jr., b. Jan. 30, 1722-3 at .Stow; m. (?) Mary Gates. Who 
was she? 

They had: 

Deliverance, b. Dec. 22, 1749. 
Thomas, b. Feb. 1, 1752-3. 
Mary, b. June 4, 1754. 

Thomas Wheeler, Jr., died (when?) Mary (Gates) Wheeler, 
widow of Thomas Wheeler, Jr., married (when?) Silas Gates, 
his 2d wife. Who was he? They had one child at birth of 
which the mother died. She was Mary Gates b. June 28, 1757. 

Will «be glad to have any information regarding Marv 
(Gates) Wheeler, wife of Thomas Wheeler, Jr., and of her 
second husband, Silas Gates. o. 

[Note.— Lt. Deliverance d. 4 Feb., 1715-6, aet, 53.g.s. His widow Mary d. 27 June. 
1748, near RT>, g. s. She was daughter of Simon Davis. Deliverance was son of Capi 
Thomas Wheeler of Concord 1640, who died in ItiTtj, who was son of Timothy ''A I" • 
and brother of Capt. Timothy and Lt. Joseph Wheeler and of the father of seiv > 
Thomas Wheeler. Lt. Deliverance had children Deliverance, Ephraim. Mary. 
Thomas who married Eli/.. Gates. Was the third brother of Capt. Thomas Wncflrc 
and the father of Sgt. Thomas, 'George Wheeler of Concord who had wife Katherh « 
Thomas son of George Wheeler was aged 35 in 1G70.1 

Abbott of Rowley.— 30-l mo . 1647. The Court sitting at 
Ipswich ordered warrant issued for George Abbot, Thomas 
Abbot, Sr., Thomas Abbot, Sr., and Nehemiah Abbot about 
putting out by the town of Rowley of one of the sons of 
George Abbot. Permission given to the town to set forth 
Thomas Abbot, Jr., son to George Abbot of Rowley, to bo an 
apprentice to John Boynton for seven years. Boynton to pay 


Thomas Abbot <£5 at end of term, provided that it be not fully 
concluded until next court so his father may have an oppor- 
tunity to object. 

2S-l mo ., 1648. The overplus of George Abbot's childrens' 
estate, about 50 sh , is left in the hands of Mark Symonds, exec- 
ator to George Abbot. 

30-l mo ., 1648. Humphrey Kayner and Thomas Mighill 
being chose guardians by children of George Abbott according 
Us they were allowed by Salem court and referred to this court 
to take security for the children's portion. The guardians 
acknowledge receipts of £16 as portion. of George, £21 as 
portion of Nehemiah, and £16 as portion of Thomas, J., in 
x!I £53. Ipswich Court records. 

[For other references see Vol. IV, p. 41; Vol. V, p. 26.] 

Haynes. — Among Middlesex Court Files for 1672 are depos- 
itions of members of the Haynes family in the inquest held 
April 2, 1672, on the accidental death of Joseph, son of John 
Haynes of Sudbury. The deceased was leading the oxen while 
his brother Thomas, aged 13, and his brother John, aged 22, 
were guiding the plough. The ground was evidently newly 
cleared. A large tree was still burning at the top and as there 
was not room £or the boy and oxen to pass on the same side of 
the tree, Joseph went around it. At that moment the top was 
burned off. It fell and striking Joseph on the head fatally 
injured him. Thomas testified that he did not see the bough 
till it "smote his brothor" and when his brother John ran to 
the fallen lad and raised him in his arms he ran for his father. 
The father testified "the child" lived till brought to the house 
hut was speechless and blood flowed from his mouth. The 
depositions are pathetic. 

Prince Witchcraft, Essex S. S. Jury present Margaret 
Prince of Gloucester, widow, that on 5 Sept., 1692 she did 
practice witchcraft, etc., at Salem, upon the body of Elizabeth 
Booth. Witnesses, Elizabeth Huberd, Mary Warren, Eben- 



ezer Babson, Elizabeth Booth. (Suffolk files, No. 2670. 

Babson does not mention this episode in the life of Mar- 
garet Prince. He says she died 24 Feb., 1706. She was 
aged about 40 in 1666 (Essex Court files). Her husband 
Thomas Prince was in Gloucester before 1650, where .he die*! 
17 Jan., 1690, aged 71. In 1664 he testified he was aged 
about 45. He was the brother-in-law of Thomas SkiHlings, 
and was a man of local consequence. He left children Thomas, 
John, Mary, Isaac. (See Babson's History Gloucester, p. 120; 
also Additions under Prince.) Nevins in his History of Salem 
Witchcraft r calls this Gloucester woman Martha Prince. 

Bathrick. — To the Constable of Cambridge: In his Maj- 
esty's name: you are required to warn Richard Post and bring 
him to answer for entertaining my servant Thomas Bathrick 
at his house unseasonbly with Elizabeth Harbor, Mr. Andrew's 
maid servant, and the said Harbor you are also to bring with 
you 22-2-1672. [Signed] Thomas Danforth, Assistant. Post 
had entertained the culprits after nine p. m. [Middlesex 
Court files.] 

Savage's Genealogical Dictionary. — The following entry 
was made by J. Wingate Thornton in a fly leaf of his copy oi 

May 23, 1862. Mr. Savage at home in his study tells me 
he sent the last revise of his volume IV yesterday to the printer. 
He read the preface to me this p. m. He "could not sleep fl 
wink" yesterday afternoon he was so "excited" by the com 
pletion of his great work. An excellent cigar with him. J. w. t. 


(Continued from yaQC 148.) 

Hannah Butler 

Israel Jennings 


Lydia Butler 

Charles Churchell 
Lydia* • " 

Charles " 

May 3, 


Samuel " 

Hannah ' ' 

Dec. 27, 


Solomon * s 

July 29, 


Silas " 



Levi Churchell 

May 28, 


Elizabeth* Churchell 


Elizabeth " 

Jan. 20, 


Lydia £ c 

Nov. 6, 


Noblef " 

Nov. 11, 


Joseph Churchill 

Nathaniel Churchell 

Martha Cole 

John Camp 
Penelope* Camp 

Joseph Camp 
Anne* • < ' 
Anne " 
110 Ellener " 
Sarah f " 
Joseph t i 

Dec. 25, 1711 
Nov. 17, 1717 

July, 1744 

Apr. 16, 1749 

Apr. 8, 1773 

Juno 6, 1778 





James Camp 

Nov., 1746 





Apr. 6, 1770 



Aug. 25, 1772 



Oct. 30, 1774 



Apr. 15, 1777 



Jonathan Curtiss 



Mar., 1720 (die 



June, 1756 



Mar. 15, 1758 

120 Polly Cooley 


Janna Deming 

Nov. 2, 1718 



June, 1729 



Apr. 11, 1752 



Oct. 27, 1755 



Mar. 5, 1758 



Apr. 6, 1760 



May 6, 1762 



Apr. 25, 1765 



May 4, 1767 

130 Gad 


June 11), 1770 



Aug. 27, 1772 

Stephen Doming 

Aug. 25, 1723 





Dec. 3, 1750 



July 5, 1759 



Sept. 7, 1763 

Hannah Doming 



Feb. 25, 1761 



May 17, 1765 

140 Lucretia 


Mar. 19, 1767 



Mar. 6, 1769 



July 19, 1771 

(To be continued.) 




*< . the genuineness of the relic rests upon the dictum of 

no one man. Responsible names have been in print for forty 
years, as vouchers for its claim, and as nobody has come forward 
during this period either to discredit the facts these local antiqua- 
ries thought they had established, or to refute the reasoning on 
which they rested their deductions, or to produce new facts not 
known to them, which ought to impair the value of their results, 
I suppose the Question of authenticity must now be considered 
closed, so far as such a question can be." From address of R. S. 
Rantoul, president of the Essex Institute, 15 May, 1899, advocat- 
ing restoring and preserving the "relic". 

Two hundred and seventy years ago there was gathered in 
Salem a church, the first religious society organized in America. 
Contemporaneous accounts of the formation of this church have 
come down to us, but no description of the place where that 
event occurred. It has been su^^ested that the ceremonies 
were conducted in the open air. 

There is in Salem a small frame building, and it is claimed 
that the frame at least — the outer shell is modern — is that of 
the first meeting-house erected in Salem. There is no record 
extant of the date of the erection, or of the dimensions of the 
first meeting-house at Salem. The earliest mention of the 
meeting-house upon the town records refers to repairs of a 
building standing in 1G35. 

Rev. William Bentle}^ prepared "A description and history 
of Salem" which was published by the Mass. Hist. Soc. pp. 
212-288 of«Vol. VI, 1st series, of their collections for 1799. 



In this valuable historical sketch Dr. Bentley stated (page 226) 

"An unfinished building, of one story, was used occasion- 
ally for public worship in Salem, from 1629 to 1634. A 
proper house was then erected by Mr. Norton, who was 
to have £100 sterling for it. The old church now stands 
upon the same spot. The house was rebuilt in 1671, to 
be 60 feet by 50, not to cost above £1000 currency." 

The claims advanced for the "relic" preserved at Salem are 
that it was built by Norton in 1634, that it is the frame of the 
first meeting-house erected in Massachusetts, which was used 
until 1672, and that it received an addition equal to its original 
proportions in 1639. 

The site of the first meeting house was nearly the same as 
that occupied by subsequent buildings and is still the property 
of the religious society succeeding to the First parish in Salem. 

No doubt during the pleasant weather of the summer of 
1629 open air meetings sufficed, and the governor's "great 
house" or such other place as was convenient for so large an 
assembly as surely gathered on the Sabbath, may have met 
temporary requirements during inclement weather. But haste 
would have been made to provide suitable accommodations 
against the winter. The meeting-house would have been de- 

© © 

signed to meet the requirements of the present and expected 
congregations. It has ever been that ecclesiastical structures 
are planned beyond the ability of completion at the expected 
time. That this was the case at Salem is probable. Carpen- 
ters and all such found their services greatly in demand. 

That the people of Salem worshipped in a building sufficient- 
ly large to accommodate the rapidly growing congregation, is 
the writer's belief, and that the claims put forward in assertion 
of the identity of the frame of the so-called "First Church"' 
are founded on incomplete and untrustworthy evidence is also 
lys belief. 

Dr. Bentley appears to have had no other than traditionary 



authority or some chance reference* for his statement. He did 
not attempt to give the dimensions of the building, nor did he, 
though writing in 1799, and having been pastor of a Salem 
church and an ardent antiquary for many years, know of the 
existence of any portion of the old church. Felt, writing 
twenty years later, repeats Bentley's statement and apparently 
knew nothing further. 

Nearly forty years later the attention of some members of 
the Essex Institute was called to a shed standing in a remote 
part of Salem on land formerly belonging to Thorndike Proc- 
tor. The tradition regarding this shed followsf. It will be 
noted that here the words "made from" are used. 

"Enos Pope, son of Joseph 2d, was born in 1690; he lived 
near the Fowler house in Boston street. In 1718 he built the 
house now occupied by Mr. Wilkins, at the foot of Gallows 
Hill, which was within a few rods of this old building, in which 
Enos 2d was born in 1721, >and who died at the age of 92. 
Enos 3d was born in 1769. My recollections of my grand- 
father, Enos 2d, are very clear and distinct. Until a few 
months of his death he was very active, clear-minded and com- 
municative. He was frequently inquired of by people with 
regard to previous events, and he was so exact in his account 
of dates and particulars, that it was supposed he had kept a 
journal for many years, which was not the case. 

"I remember his pointing out the -course of the old road, 
which passed the tavern house and joined the present street 
directly opposite his house. With Enos Pope 3d I lived inear 
forty years. He was full of information and anecdotes, and 
yet very cautious and careful in his statements. It is from 
him and his sisters, who lived in the family long after their 
father's death, that I got the account. It was never doubted 

* In a pamphlet entitled "The Story of the Meeting House built at Salem in 1634-5", 
page 8, is a note to the effect that Bentley may have derived his authoriry from papers 
relating to "Salem's Ancient Tilings" (see pages 78-9 of Diary of Benl. Lynde) which 
were loaned by Judge Lynde to Rev. Thomas Prince about 1730. These papers are 
not with the Prince Collection in the Boston Public Library nor has any trace of 
them been found. 

t Report of Committee, Edition 1897, pp. 19, 20. 


by them. It should be remembered that the persons I have 
named were separated only by death, although very long-lived ; 
father, son and grandson have lived together in the same house, 
and the connection that bound the past to the present was 
never broken for a day. Two persons are now living who 
were born in the old tavern, viz., Benj. Proctor, aged 84, and 
his sister. I have just seen them, and find that they well 
remember that it was always known as having been made from 
the 'First Meeting House 1 . Mr. Proctor says he has heard 
his father say so more than a hundred times. A few years 
ago I mentioned to an older brother of theirs, since dead, what 
I had heard of its early history, and found him much better 
informed than I was, and much interested in having the house 
preserved. It was from him I first learned that the house 
itself affords so much evidence of its origin." 
A committee appointed by the Essex Institute examined the 
evidences, and with more enthusiasm than historical accuracv 
accepted as final the opinion that the frame was the identical 
frame which served to carry the covering of the original 
church building. The report of the committee, as well as a 
sketch of the church, intending to corroborate the findings of 
the committee, are printed in pamphlet form and distributed 
by the Essex Institute. 

It is well now to revert to what is actually known concern- 
ing the church, and to discard all theories based on traditiou, 
circumstantial evidence, or reasonable hypothesis. 

"What are the Known Facts. 

It is known that church services were held as soon after 
Higginson's arrival* as possible, and from our knowledge of 
Endicott and his company we can surmise that regular religious 
meetings had been held previously. We remain in ignorance 
as to where these early meetings were held. 

When the " meeting-house" was erected it stood where its 
successors stood, allowing for some small variation in the loca- 

* June 29, 1629. 


tion of the walls of each structure. On Oct. 8, 1718, Rev. 
Samuel Fiske* was ordained pastor. According to the record, 
which may be found on page 105 of White's "New England 
Congregationalism," the church met for the ordination service 
in the new church, now almost finished. It was begun to be 
raised on May 21, 171S. The congregation-first set to worship 
God in it July 13,' 171S. "This is the third house erected 
for the puplic worship of God, on the same spot of land on 
which the first church was built in this town, and which was 
the first in the province/' Mr. Fiske, who made the above 
record, was the grandson of Rev. John Fiske, who has left us 
a copy of the earliest records of the church, dating from 1637, 
and older than the present records of the church. The elder 
Fiske was assistant to Huofk Peter. 

At this ordination in 1718 there were present many persons 
to whom the story of the church building must have been 
familiar. Rev. John Hier^inson, the son of Rev. Francis 
Higginson, the founder of the church, was born in 1616, and 
admitted to the Salem church at the age of fifteen, before his 
father's death. In 1659 he was called to the church at Salem, 
and served there until 1708, when he died. Here was a man 
whose lifetime and personal knowledge covered the whole of 
the history of the Salem church over which he was pastor, to 
a date within ten years of the entry on the records to which 
so much importance attaches. 

There are two important statements in the above records. 
First, that the then building was the third erected on the same 
^pot on which the first church was built. Second, that the 
first building was the first church building in the province, for 
the record plainly refers to the building, not the organization. 

It could not have been the first church built unless erected 
prior to 1632, for the first meeting-house in Roxbury, which 
stood on Meeting House Hill, was erected in that year. Drake 

^* Rev. Samuel Fiske was an ancestor of the writer, 'who also descends from Rev. 
Francis Hiirtdnson, Rev. John Higginson and Rev. John Sparhawk. all pastors of this 
church; also from Rev. John Fiske. sometime assistant to Rev. Hugh Peter at Salem, 
and grandfather of Rev. Samuel Fiske. 


says of it: "It was a rude and ' unbeautified' structure, with 
a thatched roof,* destitute of shingles or plaster ; without gal- 
lery, pew or spire, and probably similar to that of Dedharn in 
its dimensions, the latter being thirty-six feet long, twenty 
feet wide and twelve feet high in the stud. " 

The meeting-house in Boston, which was sold in 1639 was 
erected in 1632. At that date there were meeting-houses in 
other towns. The meeting-house in Cambridge was built in 
1632 and had a bell. There had been very few inhabitants 
in Cambridge prior to that date. In 1650 the old building 
was replaced with one forty feet square. 

Dorchester had erected a meeting-house in 1633 or earlier. 
This was replaced by a larger structure in 1645, apparently at 
a cost of £250. 

The second meeting house in Salem was erected in 1670, 
and superseded the lirst meeting-house, which was erected 
"the first in the Province." 

The original church records have disappeared. Those now 
in existence date only from 1660, but contain copies of what 
was judged worthy of preservation. The town records begin 
with entries in the Book of Grants dated 1 Oct., 1634. The 
Town Proceedings begin with a record of Dec. 26, 1636. The 
Book of Grants was begun in 1610, and probably contains a 
copy of all grants of lands prior to that date of which the 
recorder, Emanuel Downing, could discover. 

On the 22, 6th mo., 1635, the town ordered that Mr. Endi- 
cott and others should consider some convenient place for 
shops, and from the record we learn of }} divers speeches 
about convenient places for shops, for workmen, as at the head 
of the meeting-housef from William Lord's corner fence. 

On the 2Sth 1st mo., 1636, William Lord had land granted 

* It is doubtful if the church at Salem was thatched, for Rev. Francis Higffinson 
wrote, before the winter of 1629, "At this instant we are setting a brick kiln on -WOrK 
to make bricks and tiles for the building of our houses." 

+ In this connection as showing the value of a location near the meeting-house. !* 
is interesting to compare the proceedings which took place at Boston four yean 
later regarding the site of the meeting-house. The traders who had erected stai.-> 
and shops near the meeting-house objected to its transfer. See Winthrop I, 318. ] 


bira in exchange for part of his house lot which he hath given 
to the meeting-house. On the 15 May, 1660, an agreement 
was entered into between Lord and the Selectmen to settle 
"a difference about some land about the meeting-house, part of 
the said Lord's house lott formerly which he the said Lord 
saith was never yet paid for ... to satisfie him for all 
that part of his house lott which was formerly layed to the 
setting of the meeting-house upon, and all that land that is now 
unfenced round about the meeting-house, and what else about 
his house or houses that lyeth unfenced." 

In 1669 Lord sued John Home for dwelling upon and pos- 
sessing part of his land belonging to his house lot where he 
now dwelleth upon pretence of a grant from the Towne or the 
Selectmen of Salem which they had not power to do. 

John Home had a grant of land between Lord and Hilliard 
18 Nov., 1661. Lord had succeeded to the estate formerly 
possessed by Rev. Francis Higginson, whose house had been 
built for him by the company. After his death in 1630 it 
was given to his widow who allowed Rev. Roger Williams, 
her husband's successor in the ministry, to occupy it until sold 
to John "Woolcott. AVoolcott sold to Lord, 8 Oct., 1635. 

This parsonage lot naturally was adjoining to the church 
and by vote of the company was originally designed to pass to 
successive ministers,* but from the circumstances brought about 
b}- Higginson's death was diverted from its original use. 

Skelton, Hijrjnnson's associate, had land extending from the 
road now Essex street to the South river and east of the meet- 
ing house. 

In view of the date of Lord's purchase of the Higginson 
property the land he gave to the meeting-house before 28th 
1 mo., 1636 [i. e. April, 1636, new style] and which in 1660 
is spoken of as part of his house lot formerly laid to the set- 
ting of the meeting-house upon, it is quite evident that either 
reference is made to the addition of 1639 or that the first 

* Toung's Chronicles, pp. 207-12, agreements with the ministers. 


meeting-house was put upon land enclosed within the par- 
sonage* lot and to which Lord may have had some sort of a 
claim through his purchase. The town certainly intended to 
quiet any claim to land about the meeting-house. 

On the 15th 3 mo., 1637, the town remitted freely to Mr. 
Sharpe £4 he had underwritten for the .meeting-house. John 
Sweet, who had underwritten £2, was not so fortunate. 

On the 16th 11th mo., 1637, accounts showing that Adam> 
was paid £1.7.10 for daubing the meeting-house, and John 
Bushnell 7 sh. 4 d. " toward the glassing of the windows in the 
meeting-house," were approved.. 

On the 21st, 10th mo., 1638, it was " Agreed that there 
should forthwith an addition to the meeting-house be builded, 
and that there should be a rate made and levied for the pay- 
ment thereof, the seven men to see it effected and to pay for 
it." The result of this vote is seen by the action of the select- 
men who, on the 4th, 12th mo., 1638, agreed with John 
Pickering to build a meeting-house twenty-five feet long and 
"the breadth f of the old building". He was to receive £63 or 
more, and finish his contract in four months. 

In Dec, 1641, the General Court allowed Salem to present 
their imeeting-house as their watch house, thereby freeing 
themselves from neglect of the law passed in 1637, that "every 
town shall provide a sufficient watch house upon paine of £5." 
Charlestown, Hingham and Lynn had the same privileges 
granted to them at this court. 

In 1646 it was ordered the bell of the meeting-house should 
ring on notice of burials. 

In 1646 nails for covering the meeting-house are promised 
by Captain Hawthorne and Mr. Corvvin, who are to take their 
pay in corn. The following year Mr. Corwin promised to 
provide speedily for the covering of the meeting-house live 

* For an account of the dwelling houses of the early ministers see a paper by 
W. P. Upham, Essex Institute Historical Collections, VIII, 250. 

+ The measure of the breadth of the old building is unknown. The supposition 
that the dimension was 17 feet is based simply upon the existence of a shed 17x20 fec-t. 


hundred nails. Also, he and William Lord undertake to pro- 
vide stones and clay for the repair of the meeting-house. 

In 1647 action is taken on the town's boards for the meeting- 
house. In 1655 payments are authorized to repair the town 
house for the school and watch, and to repair the meeting- 
house. On the 22d, 6th mo., 1657, a rate of £50 was voted 
for the meeting-house, and a like sum for the minister's house, 
and £18 for a new bell and hanging thereof. Also that year 
live shillings were paid for one hundred clapboard for the 
meeting-house, and £18 to Mr. Corwin for the bell and Mrs 
Goose, and £5 to Mr. Brown for hanging the bell. Mr. Brown 
also received £50 for repairing the meeting-house. [Salem 
Tmvn Mecords.~\ 

These items show that a meeting-house had been erected 
prior to 1635 ; that constant repairs were necessary ; that in 
1638 more room Avas needed, which was supplied in 1630 ; 
that in 1657 a considerable alteration was made in the meeting- 
house and at a large expense, and at the same time the town 
bought a new bell which was mounted in place of the old one. 

Of the dimensions of the meeting-house there is no record 
except the hint conveyed in the contract awarded to Pickering, 
and of which we print a fac-simile. In view of the vote imme- 
diately prior to the awarding of that contract, undoubtedlythe 
work done by Pickering was to build an addition to the meeting- 
house, not to construct a new building separate from the old. 
The breadth of the old building was to be the breadth of the 
addition, which was twenty-five feet in length. The ingenious 
reasoning of the committee of the Essex Institute by which it 
was attempted to prove that the addition simply doubled the 
seating capacity of the old house was based upon the fact that 
the dimensions of an old shed found on Boston street required 
such reaso' ing. 

This meeting-house stood.until 1672, although the new church, 
the second edifice, was erected by reason of a vote of the town 
taked in 1670. 


The dimensions of the second meeting-house were 6^ f< -.-* 
by 50, and 20 feet stud. In 1672 when the "Village* people 
got permission to build a meeting-house they built one mess- 
uring 28 feet by 34, and 16 feet stud. The population of tie 
precinct at that time was, not unlikely, nearly as large as thai 
of Salem in 1629 when, probably, the first meeting-house \u. 

The new meeting-house was placed just west of the old. house, 
and it was not till Aug. 17, 1672, that a general town meeting 
was called "to consider whether the old meeting-house (shall 
be taken down or sold as it stands. " The record of this meet- 
ing stands as follows : 

"Att A General Town meeting held the 17th August: 
1672. Its voated that the old meeting-house be reserve! 
for the towne use, and to build a skoole house and watch 
house. Its voated that the old meeting house shall U< 
taken down and that every family in the towne, and which 
belong to the towne, shall send one man of a family to 
helpe to lake it downe and to carry it into some convenient 
place wher it may (be stored) be reserved for the townes 
use, and that for time when to begin to doe it and the 
number of men to worke each day it is left to the Select- 
men to appoint. The old pulpitt and the Deacons seat i* 
given to the Farmers. Voated. The stones of the under 
pinning of the old meeting house and the clay of the old 
meeting house is given to Jno. Fisk. [The words in 
parentheses were written over, then scratched.] At a meet- 
ing of the selectmen the 17 August, 1672. Its ordered 
that the old meeting house be begun to be taken downe 
the 10 of this present month, and the constables art 
appointed to warne 30 men a day to appear to heli>e to 
take it downe, and they are to begin to warne them at 
Strong Water brook, and soe downwards to the lower ei 
of the towne." 
The town at this date felt the need of better scnoolhoiu* 



accommodations, as well as a more convenient town house. 
The present town house had been in use as early as 1652. On 
March 25, 1671, the town voted "the selectmen shall take 
care and provide a house for Mr. Epps to keep skoole in till 
his year be out which will be in July or August next. r By a 
subsequent vote it appears that the school ended July IS, and 
the new year began immediately. 

The old meeting-house was taken down, for under date of 
Jan. 28, 1672-73, it is recorded that £5-3-0 was paid to Mr. 
Gedney, Sr. , for expense in taking down the old meeting-house 
and for the selectmen's expenses. Also paid four shillings to 
Nathaniel Pickman, Sr., "for work to ye old meeting-house". 
The selectmen in April, 1673, called a town meeting for the 
21st of April, to consider "concerning building a school house 
and watch house of the timber of the old meeting house or 
otherwise disposing of it". The meeting, so called, "Voated 
that Mr. William Browne, Sr. , Captain Price and Mr. 
Samuel Gardner are appointed and empowered to agree 
with a carpenter or carpenters to build a house for the 
towne which may serve for a school house and watch house 
and towne house of the timber of the old meeting-house 
according as the timber will bear". 
Surely these votes effectually prove that the old meeting- 
house, twice extensively repaired, had been torn down; that 
nearly the entire ablebodied force of the town was needed, in 
daily gangs of thirty, to get it down; that the timber was 
stored for future service; and finally was ordered to be 
inspected, and such parts as were suitable employed in the 
construction of a lar<re building which should serve as a school- 
house, a watch-house and a town-house. 

So far we can follow the old first meeting-house. From 
this last vote it is evident that the principal timbers of the 
house, which had been torn down, not moved away, were con- 
sidered town property and were utilized when occasion offered. 
A year later the town was still without its new town house, 

*V ' * is 


for on lOd. 9mo., 1G74, it was voted: "The towne house hW< 
be sett up by the prison, and William Donton to raise ill 
what speed he can." 

Three years later, June 16, 1677, it was voted that the to* 
house be moved to the street near about John Roapes's hoia* 
and on Sept. 8, 1677, Daniel Andrews "is to build the chiu 
nies and to fill and larth the walls of ye town house and undc - 
pin the same. Jno. Scelling to finish ye town house, to shire , 
clapboard, floare, windows, staires and all other things netvlf.. 
with respect to carpenters' work . . . and to have£20 v . * 

The Imposture. 

It is, then, with interest that one turns to the pamphlet : - 
tributed by the Essex Institute at Salem, entitled "The St 
of the Meeting-house Built at Salem in 1634-35", purporting 
to describe the small framed building removed to the grouo Ls 
of the society between 1860-5, which is jealously guarded ..- 
the frame of the first meeting-house in Salem. This shesi, 
out-house, annex to a tavern, so much honored and which it > 
now proposed f to "restore" to its "original appearance", su i 
to further protect by enclosing it within an addition to 
Institute building, is seventeen by twenty feet, and by a mutf 
ingenious course of reasoning has been declared to fit on tutht 
addition built by Pickering in 1639. It is a building which, 
under the most favorable auspices, could never have seati 
one half of the inhabitants of Salem in 1629. In lt»o 
there were nearlv nine hundred inhabitants of Salem,** and ! 
spirit of religion in those days called for frequent and lengtin 
services. Nor would attendance by relays of the faithful bar* 
been looked upon with favor. Yet we are asked to belie** 
that this small room, not larger than an ordinary sized be* 
room, during a decade sufficed the people of Salem, a town «* 

* It is needless to state that £20 at this period was equivalent to a much !*?* 
sum at the present time. 

+ Pages 8, 9. of the annual report of the Essex Institute for the year ending M»? 
1899, in address of the president, K. S. Kantoul. 

** Salem records; enumeration of heads of families and number in each farni:y- 
carrying out the distribution of certain lands. See Essex Inst. Hist. Col. IX, k'J 


40 areat importance that there was reasonable hope of its selec- 
tion as the capital. 

The report of the committee is a mixture of fact and fiction. 
It 'begins with the mis-statement: "We have the assurance 
from the records that the congregation having worshipped 
from 1629 to 1634 in an unfinished building of one story, 
jorreed, that latter year, with Mr. Norton, to build a suitable 
meeting-house which should not exceed the amount of £100." 
In their final report they particularize further, even daring to 
rive the month that Norton received his contract, and stating 
the trees were felled in the winter of 1635, and that the build- 
ing was -erected in the summer of that year; that the glazed 
windows probably were ordered from England in 1636 and 
were not added till 1637 and paid for in 163s. 

We have already shown what the records do say regarding 
the meeting-house. Certainly there is not a word -in the rec- 
ords upon which the above statement could be based, except 
the payment for daubing and the small sum for glassing the 
windows, and there was a glasshouse in Salem in 1638. 

But the most woeful misrepresentation of the vote of the 
town in 1672 appears on page seventeen of the latest edition 
(1897) of the pamphlet mentioned. There it is said the town 
" 'voted, that the old meeting-house be reserved for the town's 
use, to build a school house and watch house 1 , and be carried 
'into some convenient place, where it may be reformed for 
the town's use'. " 

A comparison of the lines just quoted with the actual record 
(page 216) is quite sufficient to create distrust of the entire 
report of the committee. "While it <is not necessary to criti- 
cise farther the reports of this committee of 1860, it will be 
profitable to point out a few inaccuracies in the "story of the 
meeting-house", probably written in 1897, and abounding with 
learned references, and which undoubtedly has the countenance 
°f the presiding officers of the society. It begins by stating 
' 'the object of these pages is to establish the fact that the little 


structure to which they refer encloses the frame of the earlier 
Puritan meeting-house reared on this continent, of which * 
trace remains". This closing clause apparently was not added 
as a saving clause, for the author on the next page shows that 
he was not aware of any structure intended as a meeting-hou»e 
having been erected prior to 1634, either in Boston, Cambridge, 
or Koxbury. 

The school and watch were accommodated in the town hou^ 
not the meeting-house, as early as 1655, as the extract from 
the record as printed on page 215 makes plain. 

A few words as to the number of men called upon in 1672 
to tear down the old meeting-house. In 1672 there were 
fully 300 able-bodied men* liable for watch dut} T within t:.«- 
limits of the "watch" at Salem town, not including at least 
forty families, probably more, outside the limits. Therefo:' 
some idea may be arrived at of the number of days it took !<» 
tear the old meeting-house down. Certainly to demolish s 
structure 45 by 17 feet, of one story, about double the size »■: 
the little shed on view at Salem, could not require the service* 
of thirty men for a week or two; and we know from the rec- 
ord that the building was taken down, not removed. 

The old meeting-house was called upon to accommodate 
nearly as many persons as the new. In 1657 the people liv: 
on Bass river side, now Beverly, had permission to maintain 
preaching. They were set off to form a church 4 July, 1607. 
Preaching was set up at the Village (Danvers) in 1672 and s 
church formed there in 16S9. The Marblehead church w«* 
gathered 13 Aug., 1684, but they had had preaching among 
themselves before that. 

* In 1667 the residents of what afterward became Salem Village parish remonstn ■ >■' 
against being called upon to watch Salem town. In their petition the remonstr 

there were 100 freeholders in the town. Beverly had been setoff 14 Oct., 
p. 257, estimates that as there were twenty-five tithing men in Salem in loTTt'-' 
were about 250 families there, consequently he reckons over 1400 inhabitants ai i-* 4r 
date, which is probably an under rather than over estimate. 


- ■ 


It is a pity, of course, to deprive Salem of so interesting a 
relic as the "old First Church", but historical accuracy is the 
jnain point. It is strange that the imposition, not wilful of 
course, should have lasted so long and in the face of at least 
two investigations into the history of the building, as evidenced 
by two unsigned articles, the one quoted above and the other 
printed in the "Historical Collections of the Essex Institute" 
for 1890. 

The article printed above appeared, with some slight changes, 
in the Boston Evening Transcript of July 2G, 1S99. The author 
had for several years intended to make an independent inves- 
tigation of the evidence existing, as his scepticism was not 
lessened by conversations with the late Henry Wheatland and 
other antiquaries. 

The author believes sufficient proof has been presented to 
show the need of fresh and impartial investigation of the sub- 
ject. The exhibition of the building conveys a wrong impres- 
sion of the be£innino;s of Salem to adults and children alike. 
Thousands visit it each year and representations of it are 
shown everywhere. 

It seems to the author that all that may be claimed for the 
present structure is that according to a tradition not disproven 
by records, some wood from the meeting-house torn down in 
1673, of which a part v:as probably erected in 1629 and 
standing in 1G35, was used in building this shed. So careful a 
statement should be made as to prevent misconceptions ', espec- 
ially concerning the dimensions and design of the meeting-house, 
which was probably a commodious, dignified and fitting struc- 
ture for its day and use. 


A perfect example of the manner in which research and 
argument concerning the first meeting-house in Salem has been 
conducted appears on pages 15S-160 of Vol. 25 of the Hist 
Col. of the Essex Institute. In an article entitled "The Gov. 
Endecott Estate,'' but under a- sub-title, "Was Gov. Ende- 
cott's House the First Place of Worship?'', appears the follow- 
ing alleged quotation from a letter from James Cudworth of 
Scituate to his step-father Stoughton dated Dec, 1634, quoted 
in part in Vol. I, p. 194, Colonial Series, English State Papers. 
Says the writer of the Endecott article, "These are his* words 
— "Some of the church of Salem have cut out the cross on the 
flag or antient that they carry before them when they train. 
Capt. Endecott, their Captain, a holy, honest man, utterly 
abandons it. His house, beinp; the .largest, is their Meeting- 
house, where they are as yet but 60 persons." 

The writer of the Endecott article (which is unsigned) fur- 
ther says: "The query suggested by Cud worth's use of the 
word 'rneetiDg-house' is whether he meant that the Governor's 
house was their place of worship or their place of rendezvous 
'when they train'j". Does he mean by '60 persons' sixty heads 
of families in the church, sixty men capable of bearing arms, 
or sixty attendants at divine worship? Or is Cudworth in 
error and speaking without sufficiently exact information C 

By reference to the authority given it appears that the word- 
given above in quotations are not the words nor the meaning 
of Cudworth. The quotation, by the editor of the Colonial 
papers, from James Cud worth's letter is simply "cut out the 
cross in the flag or ancient that they carry before them when 
they train". The editor further gives the sense of Cudworth 
in the following words. "Capt. Endecott, their captain, a 
holy, honest man, utterly abandons it. Hisf house, being the 
largest, is their meeting-house, where they are as yet but 60 

* [i. e. Cudworth's. k. p.] 

t r 'His" refers to Cudworth. The reference is not as ambiguous as it appear* her 
for in the long paragraph— of short sentences— "he" or "his" refers back to Cudworui 
whose name appears in the opening sentence. 


This volume of Colonial papers was published in 1S60 and 
that same year Mr. S. G. Drake contributed to the N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Reg., Vol. 14, pp. 101-4, the letter of Cudworth 
in full. Following are the exact words of Cudworth: "One 
thing I canot but relate, & that not only with grefe for & with 
feare of what will be the event of a strange thinge put in prac- 
tice by sum in the Church of Salem; but by whome I heare 
not, and that is they have Cut out the Crosse in the flage, or 
Ansient that they cari before them when they trayne. Inded 
it is contrary to the mindes & willes of all that I cann heare of. 
Captaine Indicat there Captaine is a holy honest man & dus 
utterly abandon it & who are the Aegeentes in it I cannot 
heare. Now, as concerning my owne pertickuler . 
I have . . as yet, the best house in the plantation, though 
but a meane one . . . My house is the meeting house 
because it is the bigest, but wee are but few, as yet, in num- 
ber — not passinge 60 persons." 

How different is Cudworthfs statement than presented in the 
Endecott article! It appears his information regarding the 
meeting-house and the population does not refer to Endecott's 
house nor Salem but to his own house and to Scituate. Neither 
was the word meeting-house capitalized as in the Endecott 
article in either Cudworth's letter or the Colonial Papers. 



(Continued from page 166.) 

197. Martha 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 
Alden). Born in Little Compton, Feb. 7, 1704. Int. of 
marriage published in Bristol, July 12, 1723, to Benjamin 

The following children are recorded on Bristol Records: 

922. Ruth Manchester, born Jan. 15, 1726-7. 
923.^ Rachel Manchester, born Oct. 14, 1729. 

924. Seabury Manchester, born March 30, 1732; died May 

13, 1732. 

925. Mary Manchester, born April 2, 1733. 

926. William Manchester, born Feb. 12, 1735-6; died 22 

Aug., 1757, on the coast of Africa. 

927. Seabury Manchester, born Aug. 27, 1740. 

928. Nathaniel Manchester, born "sic" Feb. 19, 1744. 

929. Benjamin Manchester, died May 15, 1760. 

Martha, widow of Benjamin Manchester, died Jan. 25, 1780. 

"A daughter of Benjamin Manchester died Feb. 19, 1744." 

Martha Seabury was not mentioned in her father's will. 
Neither does he mention other daughters — probably because 
they were well provided for — but we have their marriages, 
from the Family Record. 

198. Joseph 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, -Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Little Compton, Dec. 2, 1705. Family 
tradition says "lost at sea". 

Children, named in their grandfather's will: 

930. John Seabury. 

931. Betty Seabury. 



199. Benjamin 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Little Compton, Jan. 20, 1708; died Sept. 
11, 1773. He married 1733 Rebecca Southworth, daughter 
of Edward and Mary (Fobes) Southworth, born in Little 
Compton, Dec. 22, 1708. 

Children, born in Little Compton: 

932. Mercy Seabury, born Aug. 13, 1734. 

933. Mary Seabury, born Jan. 25, 1736. 

934. Rebecca Seabury, born Jan. 25, 1736. 

935. Ruth Seabury, born Nov. 26, 1739. 

936. Benjamin Seabury, born Jan. 24, 1743. 

937. Fobes Seabury, born March 29, 1745; died Jan. 4, 1746. 

938. Gideon Seabury, .born March 1, 1747; died Oct. 29, 


939. Constant Seabury, born June 19, 1749. 

940. Isaac Seabury, born Nov. 3, 1751. 

200. Sion 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born March 27, 1713; died Aug. 10, 1801. Sion 
Seabury of Tiverton and Anna Butts of Little Compton, (Int. 
May 21, 1733) married May, 1733. She was born March, 
1709, daughter of Moses -Butts. 

Children on Tiverton Records: 

941. Aaron Seabury, born Aug. 6, 1733. 

942. Joseph Seabury, born June 20, 1736. 

943. Philip Seabury, born Dec. 6, 1740. 

944. Alice Seabury, born Dec. 8, 1742. 

945. Peleg Seabury, born June 13, 1745. 

946. Dorcas Seabury, born Jan. 9, 1748. 

201. • Mary 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born April 17, 1715. Married (Int. Sept. 30) Oct. 
19, 1738, by Rev. Richard Billings, to Fobes Southworth. 
He was son of Edward and Mary (Fobes) Southworth. I 
think this family moved away after 1743. 

Children on Little Compton Records : 


947. Priscilla Southworth, born March, 1740. 

948. Rebecca Southworth, born May, 1741. 

949. John Southworth, born April, 1743. 

202. Phebe 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton, March 2, 1723; married Job Law- 
ton of Bristol, born April 12, 1725. 

Phebe, wife of Job Lawton, died Oct. 2,* 1746. 
Children on Bristol Records: 

950. Thomas Lawton, born July 20, 1745. 

951. William Lawton, born Sept. 11, 1746. 

203. Hannah 4 Seabury, (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton Feb. 7, 1724-5. Int. of marriage 
to Christopher Cadman Jan. 16, 1745-6. No marriage re- 
corded. He was born Sept. 4, 1717, son of William and 
Almy Cadman. They lived in Dartmouth and had, recorded 

952. Mary Cadman, born Dec. 22, 1746. 

953. William Cadman, born Jan. 29, 1748. 

954. Alpheue Cadman, born Aug. 10, 1749. 

955. Amy Cadman, born May 19, 1751. 

956. Deborah Cadman, born April 21, 1754. 

957. Gideon Cadman, born March 20, 1756. 

204. Gideon 4 Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton, Nov. 26, 1728. The family record 
says "died young'\ 

205. John 4 Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton Nov. 26, 1728. The family record 
says "removed to Oblong^. From Rev. George Seabury, a 
descendant, I have the following: "married about 1749 Mary 
Manchester. She was born about 172 S and died in Pough- 
keepsie, New York, about 1796. He died in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., about 1799. He was a farmer and tanner. He and 


his son John Seabury signed the Association in Poughkeepsie; 
Dutchess Co., June— July, 1775, page 77, Calendar of His- 
torical Mss., New York Revolutionary Rolls. He and his son 
John also served in the Revolution, in Dutchess Co. Militia. 
See New York in the Revolution, Edition of 1898. 

958. Gamaliel Seabury, born Aug. 7, 1750, in Tiverton; 

probably died young as there is nothing further in 
any of the family records. 

959. John Seabury, born in Oblong, iN. Y., May 26, 1754; 

died about 1814 in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

960. Tilman Seabury, born May 2, 1755, in Oblong, N. Y.; 

died in Poughkeepsie April 8, 1823. 

961. Sarah Seabury, born tin Oblong; died about 1800. 

962. Mary Seabury, born in Oblong or Poughkeepsie; died 

about 1834; unmarried. 

963. Joseph Seabury, born in Oblong or Poughkeepsie. 

964. Phebe Seabury, born in Oblong or Poughkeepsie in 


206. Bettey Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton Feb. 2, 1729-30. The old family 
record says, "married a Knowles". If so it was after the 
death of her first husband. Dartmouth Records say Daniel 
Allen and Elizabeth Seabury published Aug. 24, 1751, mar- 
ried by Samuel Willis Oct. 16, 1751. There is no record of 
a family, but later we find Humphrey Allen, son Daniel ami 
Betty Allen, born Dec. 17, 1754, married Rebecca Burgess of 
Little Compton, born July 4, 1755, and married July 1". 
1775. Then follows his family. There may have been other- 
children, but they were not recorded. Neither do we tinl 
Knowles on the Dartmouth Records. 

207. Sarah 4 Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born in Tiverton Dec. 4, 1732. Family record say.-, 
"married Edward Cadman". No record of family in Tiverton, 
Little Compton or Dartmouth. 



208. Ichabod 4 Seabury (Joseph 3 , Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz. 1 
Alden). Born Jan. 18, 1734, in Tiverton, K. I. Died Oct. 
30, 1788, in Harwich, (Xorth Parish) now Brewster. Married 
in 1756 Temperance (Peace) Gibbs, daughter of George and 
Deborah (Searle) Pearse and widow of Thomas Gibbs. She 
was born 1723 and died in Brewster March 6, 1793, aged 70. 
He was a tanner. 

Their children were: 

965. Rhoda Seabury, born June 7, 1757, and died Oct. 6, 

1768, aged 11 years. 

966. David Seabuiy, born Nov. 14, 1758; died Aug. 28, 


967. Sarah Seaburv, born Auor 2, 1760. 

968. Joseph Seabury, born Sept. 11, 1762. 

969. Thomas Seabury, born Oct. 21, 1764. 

210. Hannah 4 Sawyer (Martha 3 Seabury, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton or Tiverton Nov. 27, 

1710. From Little Compton Records: "Married — John Wil- 
liston of Little Compton and Hannah Sawyer of Tiverton, by 
Rev. Richard Billings. Int. July 19, married Aug. 27, 1730." 
He was son of Ichabod Williston (born>1667; died 1736) and 
Dorothy his wife.) 

Children on Little Compton Records: 

970. Seabury Williston, born July 27, 1731. 

972'. JudetfT I Willi8t0D ' born April 2, 1733. died 1806 . 

I think there were more children and that this family moved 

211. Mercy 4 Sawyer (Martha 3 Seabury, Martha 4 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born in Tiverton or Little Compton Jan. 28, 

1711. On Tiverton Records: "Samuel Reed of Freetown and 
Mercy Sawyer of Tiverton married by Rev. Richard Billings 
Feb. 6, 1741-2." He was son of Joseph and Sarah Reed of 


Freetown, born Dec. 23, 1715. In Reed genealogy her nam* 
is given Marcia — incorrectly He was a prominent man in the 
town; known as Deacon. He had no sons. 

973. Dorothy Reed, born 1745. 

974. Priscilla Reed, born 1747. 

975. Ruth Reed, born 1750; died single. 


212. Mary 4 Sawyer (Martha 3 Seabury, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born Aug. 28, 1714. Alive and unmarrk-d 
in 1733. 

213. Abigail 4 Sawyer (Martha 8 Seabury, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born Oct. 4, 1716; married (Tiverton Records) 
by Rev. Richard Billings Nov. 1, 1743, Joseph Taber. Joseph 
Taber may have been son of Ebenezer and Abigail Taber, and 
if so born Sept. 21, 1721, making him five years younger than 
his wife. 

They had — Tiverton Records: 

976. Judith Taber, born March 6, 1745. 

977. Lemuel Taber, born Dec. 30, 1748. 

978. IsaaCiTaber, born Nov. 13, 1750. 

979. Ichabod Taber, born March 11, 1755. 

214. Josiah Sawyer 4 (Martha 3 Seabury, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born May 15, 1725. Tiverton Records say: 

" Josiah Sawyer, Jr., and Sarah Pearse, mar. 1746. 

She was daughter of George and Deborah (Searls) Pearse^ born 

Jan. 14, 1729, and died Aug. 28, 1780. He died 1792. 1 

They had recorded in Little Compton: 

980. Lemuel Sawyer, born Nov. 13, 1748; died March *. 


981. Antrace Sawyer, born Oct. 30, 1751. 

982. Priscilla Sawyer, born March 20, 1754. 

983. Josiah Sawyer, born June 26, 1756 and died 1800. 



984. John Sawyer, born Sept. 19, 1759. 

985. Sarah Sawyer, born Sept. 17, 1761. 

Josiah Sawyer married 2 nd [Little Compton Records] ' k Dea- 
con Josiah Sawyer of Little Compton and Mrs. Anstress Wil- 
cox of Tiverton, married by Lemuel Taber, Justice, Jan. 27, 
1761. (There is a mistake in the copying of the old records, 
given 1791.) 

One child: 

986. Isaac Sawyer, born Oct. 29, 1763; died Jan., 1804. 

215. Judith 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born in Little Compton May 27, 1710; mar- 
ried 1 st Jeremiah Wilcox of Dartmouth. Int. Feb. 11, 1738, 
and in a parenthesis on Little Compton Records says she mar- 
ried 2 nd an Amory. I have not as yet found the second mar- 
riage and have my doubts of it. A John Amory marries a 
Judith Bri£g;s in 1731, but unless she changed her name to 
Briggs after death or separation from John Amory she could 
not have been this Judith who married Jeremiah Wilcox. I 
find no marriage in any case, but on Dartmouth records the 
publishment of Jeremiah Briggs of Dartmouth and Judah 
Briggs of Little Compton, Feb. 13, 1738. I have not placed 
Jeremiah Wilcox to my satisfaction. He married first Mary 

? and had by her (Dartmouth Records) Sarah, born 

Nov. 13, 1734, and Mary, born Nov. 13, 1736. 

Children of Jeremiah Wilcox and Judith his wife. (Dart- 
mouth Records. ) 

987. Samuel Wilcox, born 1739. 

988. William Wilcox, born May 23, 1741. 

989. Benjamin Wilcox, born Sept. 14, 1747. 

I found the will of Jeremiah Wilcox at Taunton, but have 
mislaid my notes giving date of the will. It reads: 

U I, Jeremiah Wilcox of Dartmouth, yeoman, advanced in 

(To be continued.) 



years. 1 give and bequeath to loving wife Judith that pan 
of the homestead I have hereinafter given my son Benjamen 
so long as she remains my widow and no longer. In lieu of 
her thirds to my estate and whereas I received of James Honev- 
man, Esq., about 14 hundred pounds old tenor, and of Samuel 
Almy -£500, and of Gideon Sanford £500, all which with 
other money all which I expected to find in this chest, but 
upon search I found it was all gone; my said wife and no 
other had the keeping of the keys, whereupon I shrewdly sus- 
pect she has concealed the same; all which I give her for her 
part of my moveable estate, and if she see cause to accept the 
6ame; but if otherwise she delivering up said money to my 
executors hereafter named, she to have then, and not upon 
any other conditions, the third part of my moveable estate after 
my debts are paid. There is a gold necklace I found my wife 
which I desire after she has done with it may go to my grand- 
daughter Mary Wilcox." (He then gives) "to loving son 
Samuel; to loving son Wm. Wilcox; to loving son Benjamen: 
I give to dau. Sarah's children, she being dead; I give to 
Mary's children my gold buttons and silver shoe buckles: i 
give to sons Samuel and Jeremiah. " (The last name I am not 
sure of. Certainly on Dartmouth Records we find no Jere- 
miah and it is probable I read it wrong.) Loving son William 
sole executor. Jeremiah Wilcox. 


Note. The last few numbers have not contained as man.* 
pages as the publisher desired, -but if 224 (number of page* 
printed) is divided by eight (the number of our August issue 
the result is thirty, two less than the size of our regular issue. 
The four numbers remaining will contain 128 pages, brings 
the number of pages for the year to 352, our usual stint. * 
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(Continued from page 206.) 

Francis Deming 

Jan., 1739 


u • 

Dec. 21, 1740 
Dec. 11, 1762 
Dec. 26, 1763 



Mar. 21, 1766 


July 23, 1769 
Oct., 1770 

150 Jedediah Deming 

Apr. 15, 1713 

Rebekah Deming 

Elizur Deming 

Feb. 3, 1751 


" Apr. 7, 1753 
" July, 1776 
" (added later) 
Dickinson Dec, 1733 




Apr. 25, 1737 
July 2, 1758 
Oct. 9, 1761 

"160 Ebenezer 


Sept. 20, 1766 
June 11, 1771 



June 10, 1779 

Samuel Davis 





Nov. 10, 1767 



Nov. 5, 1772 

1 Billef 


Apr. 6, 1775 
Jan., 1778 

William Dunston 




(To be cont 






A New Englander will approach. the study of his. ancestry 
in a different method from that followed by an American 
whose family 'originated in the South or even in the Middle 
States. The reasons for this are obvious. In New England 
we are of essentially one race and of such descent as makes it 
a comparatively easy matter not- only. to carry back our ances- 
tral lines to the time of the .immigration, but even into Eng- 
land. In the case of families originating in the South and in 
Pennsylvania and New York, the task is infinitely more 
difficult. In those portions of the country the early settlers 
were of many different nationalities and stations in life. More- 
over in New England there are consecutive records well kept 
and valued, while in other parts of the country different sys- 
tems have prevailed, and -instances of the destruction of the 
early records are far too numerous. 

New Englanders and persons of New England descent are 
more numerous throughout the country than is commonly su}>- 
posed. It is for this reason — and because the great advance 
in the science of genealogy is due to this class of our«population, 
among whom there is a widely diffused interest in such matters 
— that more space has been devoted to the character of New 
England records and their use than to those of other sections 
of the country. 

Genealogy is the history of lineage and the study of gene- 
alogy necessarily includes the collecting' of data which will 
illustrate a family descent or pedigree in both ascending and 
descending degrees, and not only in one line of descent but in 
all lines. 

The genealogical enthusiast isioften met with the expression, 
"of what use is it," not put in the form of a query, but intended 
as a sneer at the presumed folly of giving time and money to 



. ik 


tne search for genealogical memoranda. Genealogy has many 
uses. Without some knowledge of the genealogy of the owners 
of land, the lawyer would be unable to substantiate his titles. 
Property of all kinds is dependent at times upon the knowledge 
of the genealogy of some particular person. In society, every 
one is more or less judged according to his pedigree, and this 
is true whether in a large city or in a small village, for society 
exists everywhere. Who has not felt curiosity regarding the 
parentage of a stranger introduced into the circle in which he 
moves? Is it not something to be able to feel that a friend 
has an honorable ancestry, which becomes, in a measure, a 
bond, a guaranty of high moral character? 

More than all this is the knowledge of one's own ancestry 
which, rightfully used, will guard us from dangers, elevate 
our sentiments and serve to encourage us in our hour of need. 
This is not mere sentiment, for it is a stubborn and well 
proven fact that vices and virtues are transmitted from one 
generation to another, and not only virtues and vices but also 
physical defects and their opposites. Environment will do 
much to modif v inherited moral defects and to change inherited 
physical traits, but the seed is present to bear fruit in the 
present or succeeding ^fenerations according to the cultivation 
given it. Parents with the knowledge of inherited tendencies 
likely to be transmitted to their children, are better able to 
place them amid surroundings adapted to keep in restraint 
undesirable traits or to develop desirable ones. 

The above reasons for pursuing the study of genealogy are 
vital. Then there is the pleasure of tracing one's descent from 
a family long honored in its local habitat, or of wide renown; 
and the satisfaction of gaining the knowledge of kin, near and 
remote; to say nothing of the wider interest sure to develop, 
in the doings of contemporaries of one's ancestors, and in the 
local history of the family homes. 

One finds an inexhaustible source of amusement and gains 
interesting and often important information in the study of the 


places wherein his ancestors dwelt. This again leads to vari- 
ous side issues which become of absorbing interest. There 
is no such thing as ennui in the pursuit of the pleasure derive! 
from the study of genealogy. For persons devoid of curio- it v 
in all other matters will become veritable detectives .with ao 
unquenchable desire to find out this and that. And here ar:^«» 
what may be termed the abuse of genealogy. There is noth- 
ing more contemptible than to learn some discreditable fact* 
about the ancestry of friends or of famous men, living or dea<l. 
and to parade these facts before the world, either for the sake 
of gossip, malice or notoriety. We are not entirely dependeol 
upon our ancestry and certainly not upon one particular line 
of ancestry, for our virtues. or our vices. 

So too, we do not depend entirely upon our ancestors to 
carry us through life. In all societies, and among all people 
there are distinctions made on account of ability or its oj>j-- 
site. But there is nothing which excites the ridicule of well 
informed persons so promptly as a false claim to honors or to 
a connection with a well known family which cannot be sul* 
stantiated, or which on its face appears doubtful. Similar:*;. 
of name is not proof of kinship, and family traditions are often 
at fault. 

The derivation of One's ancestry through devious and remote 
ancestors from a royal personage, and the proclaiming of the 
same to the world to the exclusion of all humbler thou^n 
usually more honorable descents, is one of the ridiculous al>i> 
of genealog}\* 

The genealogist will note constantly recurring types in 
successive generations of a family. Take, for instance, th 
Sewalls of New England, noted for the legal attainment* 
and judicial positions maintained by, several generations. 

Certain physical types prevail among certain groups of fan 
ilies which have intermarried. In spite of the great numb 

* There are many pedigrees in print which though exposed as false and rl>l!'' 
are constantly quoted by superficial investigators. Usually these are of the ch* 
ter condemned in the text. 



of descendants of the author's own ancestor, John Putnam, 
there is a decided similarity in many traits among the Putnams 
whenever they have become located for several generations in 
any spot; and these traits approach the traditionary accounts 
of the physical and mental characteristics of the earlier genera- 
tions of the family. As an example of military traits exist- 
inc in a family there is probably no better than the Putnam 
family. Numerous instances could be cited, but it is sufficient 
to state that the true student of family history will carefully 
note physical and mental characteristics, whether favorable or 
otherwise, and seek from the aggregate valuable results. 

There is a notable difference between foreign and American 
genealogy. We seek to perpetuate the deeds of our ancestors 
irrespective of their rank in life while in monarchal countries, 
little attention is paid to the doings of any but the upper classes. 
We seek to record a complete list of all the descendants of one 
prepositus, while they seek to record but the line in which 
hereditary honors or lands descend. 

With us the possession of certain lands during a series of 
generations has but an incidental interest, while, in England, 
for instance, such a point is made much of and is in part the 
motive for genealogical investigation. At the same time it is 
manifestly an easier task to trace a landed family than a land- 
less one, and if an American can but procure the evidence 
needed to attach his emigrant ancestor to a locality and to cer- 
tain acres in that locality, the chances are that but little trouble 
will be found in carrying back the history of the family a cen- 
tury or more. 

The tenure by which lands were held in European countries 
differed widely from the practice in America; and it behooves 
the American investigator to inform himself on this point 
before attempting foreign investigation. To seek the parent- 
age of emigrants in heraldic visitations is a waste of time for, 
as a rule, the heralds did not concern themselves about others 
than the likely heirs to the family estate or honors; and it is not 


probable that one in possession of ample means and station at 
home was likely to venture his fortune abroad, no matter what 
slight degree of injustice he might suffer under' one or another 

But the Visitation families of England in a considerable 
measure were represented in America, for their cadets sought 
favors and fortune abroad formerly, as they do today. 

Search for English ancestry is less difficult than for other 
European ancestry, and the conditions under which the search 
must be made vary to a great extent. 

As a general rule, unless the emigrant ancestor belonged to 
the middle or upper classes .in Great Britain or was of the 
better class of the Dutch settlers in New York, or was one of 
the Huguenot refugees, there is little or no hope of learning 
much of one's foreign ancestry. Occasionally there are clevi s 
relating to the home of -the -German* settlers, and church 
records at the old home aid in their identification, but such 
instances are not common. 

New Englanders may generally expect by careful enquiry 
to obtain some insight into the parentage of their emigrant an- 
cestors, but as a general rule families originating in other 
sections have a much more difficult task before them. 

In either case it is mainly a question of patience and expense. 

Genealogy is the better part of the local history of any 
place. One cannot be studied without a fair knowledge oi 
the other. The town historian must be well acquainted with 
the histories of the families in his province, their intermar- 
riages and migrations, else he will -seek in vain for the solu- 
tion of many a problem. The same is true in a lesser degree 
with regard to the historian of any one family. Unless be 
has some acquaintance with the conditions prevailing in ttti* 
homes of the family he will be at loss to account for many 
important events. • 

* The destruction of. records in the Palatinate has been appalling. Most of < 
early German settlers were from that district. 


No country in the world bas so many carefully compiled 
local histories as the United States. The condition of equality 
which has prevailed in our towns from their first settlement 
has forced the historian to include accounts of all the families 
of the place, rather than to single out a few leading ones as can 
be done elsewhere. 

In parts of the country where the township system did not 
prevail, there is a marked absence of town or local family 
histories. As a general rule there was a marked difference in 
such localities in the character of the population as compared 
with that of the colonies where the township prevailed. 

In such localities, too, the genealogist must seek mainly in 
county or state records for information, which when obtained 
is necessarily of a more meagre character than where the 
records are more local in their application. 

In the case of New England families the truth is easily veri 
fied and an error detected; but in other parts of the country 
tradition, which always seeks to magnify and aggrandize 'its 
object, has to a considerable extent been utilized by historians. 

It is best to state nothing except Avhat can be substantiated 
by record ; and when a traditionary account is given to state its 
origin, as far as known, and surround it with evidence as far 
as feasible tending to prove or disprove its value. 

These introductory remarks will tend to show that all who 
would accomplish anything in genealogy must tread in the 
same path, and that the generality of people are to a marked 
degree upon a level so far as their ancestry is concerned. In 
nine generations the blood of about 250 different families, each 
one of the 250 embracing divergent strains, enters into the 
blood of the investigator. It folloAvs that the stronger family 
traits, whether from the maternal or paternal ancestors, if 
environment is favorable, will ultimately prevail. It is this 
tendency aided by fortunate circumstances and individual 
effort which creates our American aristocracy. 

Heraldry is the sister science of genealogy and treats of the 




classification and description of certain hereditary emblems 
and the rules governing their use. It is a necessary part of 
the education of the genealogist. 1 

There is no distinctively American heraldry as there is Eng- 
lish, German, and French. Coats-of-arms which are in use in 
America are derived from some foreign country by inheritance 
from ancestors. The only exceptions are creations of fancy. 

The rules of heraldry differ in various European countries, 
but their use may be reconciled to our American customs. 

Unless the emigrant or his granchildren used coat armor, or 
transmitted to descendants the knowledge of the right to use 
coat armor, the use of such insignia by the descendants should 
be avoided until the right is proven. 

We Americans value coat armor not as a present distinction 
of rank but as an heirloom or transmitted right from our ances- 
tors. A grant, if such a thing were possible (which is not) of 
a coat-of-arms by a foreign College of Arms to an American 
at the present day, would not be valued in the least by an Am- 
erican. It would mean nothing and would convey no distinction 

On the other hand the use by our ancestors, two centuries 
ago, of coat armor is a sign that, in the condition of society 
at that time, they were acknowledged to be of the upper class. 
At the same time it must be remembered that many of the 
early Puritans scoffed at the use of such symbols as a means 
of gratifying personal vanity, and that they only used a seal of 
heraldic nature when in official position and when executing an 
official or important private document. 

In parts of the country where the Puritan influence was lack- 
ing, more extended use and more frequent wrongful use of 
coat armor occurs. 

At a later date, when the colonies were completely under 
the rule of the Royal governors, and official positions were 
filled by their favorites and persons sent from home, and the 
growing wealth of the mercantile class and larger landed pro- 
prietors provided means of ostentatious display, the use Ox 


coat armor became with them well nigh universal. But there 
was no source in the colonies able to confer the eagerly sought 
after distinction of coat armor, and many persons assumed on 
the slightest pretext the arms of English and other foreign 
families who bore the same name as themselves. Such use 
was continued by their descendants and consequently the gen- 
ealogist is more frequently deceived than helped by the seals of 
the middle of the eighteenth centurv. 

No person can have the right to use a coat of arms used by 
any other person, unless he can show his lineal male descent 
from a common ancestor using those identical arms, except in 
certain cases provided for by the rules of heraldry. In this 
country the use of coat armor whether derived from England 
or some other county, should be made to conform to the cus- 
tom of England in that particular. 

It is not out of place to state that in England there is such 
flagrant misuse of coat armor as to completely put to shame 
Englishmen who now and then sneer at the false assumption 
of coat armor by Americans. 

It is seldom that an American knowingly uses a coat-of-arms, 
which is not his by right; he may have been imposed upon by 
some foreign so-called herald, or heraldic designer, and un- 
knowingly have fallen easy prey; or his ancestors may have 
been the ones deceived, and the error thus perpetuated for 
several generations. 

An heraldic seal attached to a will or other instrument has 
frequently been taken as supposed proof of the right to bear 
the arms displayed, when, perhaps, the seal was merely bor- 
rowed for the occasion. 

A knowledge of the sources of information by which errors 
can bo detected is a part of the education of the genealogist. 



Copied by Charles H. Preston. 

(Continued from page 33.) 

[When no place of residence is given "of Salem" is understood. 
These marriage records apply to what is now Dan vers.] 

Br the Rev. Mr. Peter Clarke. 

July 6, 1737. Michael Dwinell of Topsfield and Charity Cotta 
of Salem. 

July 7, 1737. Amos Hutchinson and Hannah Hutchinson. 

July 14, 1737. John Putnam and Mary Ford. 

Sept. 14, 1737. John Case and Esther Goldthwayt. 

Oct. 5, 1737. Jon. Wilkins of Middleton and Abigail Good- 
ale of Salem. 

Dec. 1, 1737. Jacob Goodale and Mehitable Browne. 

Dec. 29, 1737. Abner Wilkins of Middleton and Emma Marble 
of Salem. 

Jan. 5, 1737-8. Abner Goodale and Kuth Houlton. 

Feb. 8, 1737-S. Joshua Swinerton and Eliz. Giles. 

Feb. 22, 1737-8. Stephen Hutchinson and Abigail Haskings. 

Feb. 23, 1737-8. George Small and Abigail Upton. 

March 2, 1737-8. David Goodale and Lyclia Putnam. 

May 4, 1738. Joseph Hood and Susannah Pike. 

May 25, 1738. Nath. Porter, Jun. , of Topsfield and Abig. 
Jacobs of Salem. 

Sam. Goldthwayt and Abigail Procter, August 22, 1738. 

Henry Trask and Keziah Very, Oct. 17, 1738. 

Samuel Foster and Mehitt. Waters, Oct. 26, 1738. 

Asa Putnam and Sarah Putnam, November 30, 1738. 

Enos Buxton and Hannah Grinslate, Jan. 24, 1738-9. 

Kobert Neal and Katherine Daland, February 5, 1738-9. 

Edm. Barton and Anna Flint, April 9, 1739. 



Arehelaiis Putnam and Mehitt. Putnam, April 12, 1739. 
John Webber of Marblehead and Sarah Felton of Salem, June 

14, 1739. 
Israel Putnam and Hannah Pope, July 19, 1739. 
Mr. Edward Grey, Jun., of Boston and Mrs. Elizabeth Lin- 

dall of Salem, September 13, 1739. 
John Nichols, 3d, of Middleton and Eliza Prince of Salem, 

Oct. 2, 1739. 
David Blair of Boston and Margret French of Salem, Oct. 18, 

Benjamin Russell Jun., and Hannah Russell, Nov. 2, 1739. 
Benjamin Porter and Eunice Nurse, Decemb. 13, 1739. 
The Rev. M. Samuel Fisk and Mrs. Anna Gerrish, Decemb. 

20, 1739. 
Joseph Pickworth of Marblehead and Mehitt. Walcott of Salem, 

Jan. 3, 1739. 
Jan. 23, 1739-40. Benj. Moulton and Sarah Smith. 
Feb. 11, 1739-40. John Needham and The Widow Eliz. Wal- 


March 19, 1739-40. Francis Nurse and Eunice Putnam. - 

Nath. Reeves and Mercy Dudley. 

July 1, 1740. Nath. Wall is of Beverly and Sarah Dale of 

Aug. 26, 1740. John Ganson and Mary Jacobs. 
Sep. 18, 1740. Benj. Cheever and Rachel Stacey. 
Sept. 21, 1740. Charles Leech and Eliza Flint. 
Oct. 15, 1740. Samuel Bovce and Eunice Goodale. 
Nov. 13, 1740. Nath. Coif ran of Boston and Iael Martin of 

Nov. 23, 1740. Nath. Massey and Rachel Mackmallin. 
Dec. 4, 1740. Arch. Putnam and Ruth Flint. 
Dec. 16, 1740. Simon Bradstreet of Topsfield and Annah 

Flint of Salem. 
March 31, 1741. Jon. Darling and Sarah Ward well. 
May 7, 1741. Solomon Richardson of Middleton and Abigail 


Buxton of Salem. 
July 28, 1741. Benj. Putnam, Jun., and Sarah Putnam. 
Sep. 29, 1741. Joseph Gardner and Mehittable Pope. 
Oct. 30, 1741. Joseph Goldthwayt and Mary Batter. 
Nov. 5, 1741. Richard Harris, Jun., of Mar blehead and Eliza 

Smith of Salem. 
Nov. 19, 1741. Jonathan Tarbol and Mary Felton. 
Jan. 5, 1741-2. Walter Smith, Jun., to Mary Giles. 
Jan. 21, 1741-2. Francis Cox and Mary Deland. 
Jan. 28, 1741-2. Elisha Flint and Miriam Putnam. 
Feb. 4, 1741-2. John Putnam, Jun., and Ruth Swinerton. 
Apr. 6, 1742. Stephen Small and Ruth King. 
Apr. 14, 1742. Samuel Putnam and Sarah Nurse. 
July 29, 1742. Barth. Henfield and Lydia Phillips. 
Aug. 4, 1742. Phillip Cooper and Eliz. George. 
Sep. 3, 1742. Samuel Averill of Middleton and Martha 

Clemens of Salem. 
Sep. 30, 1742. Samuel Aborn and Margaret Masury. 
Nov. 16, 1742. Stephen Felton and Dorcas Upton. 
Dec. 3, 1742. Isaac Needham and Mary Sheldon. 
Dec. 8, 1742. Jacob How of Marlborough and Ruth Swiner- 

ton of Salem. 
Dec. 15, 1742. John Reed and Abigail Turner. 
Feb. 15, 1742-3. Ephraim Brown of Lynn and »Anne "Twiss 

of Salem. 
Sept. 7, 1743. Scipio and Catherine, negro servants of Mr. 

Joseph Porter of Salem. 
Dec. 8, 1743- Jonathan Twiss of Salem and Eliz. Nurse of 

Dec. 22, 1743. [jOliver Putnam and Hannah Brown. 
Feb. 16, 1743-4. ~ Joseph How of Middleton and Sarah Shel- 
don of Salem. 
May 3, 1744. Peter Twiss and Jude Town. 
June 28, 1744. John Preston and Hannah Putnam. 

{To be continued.) 

Muster Roll of Capt. John Fuller's Company in Col. Asa 
Whitcomb's Regiment, to August 1, 1775. Vol. 14, Page 85, 
Mass. Revolutionary Rolls. 

John Fuller, Capt., of Lunenburg 
Ebenezer Bridge, Lieut. , of Fitchburg 
Jared Smith, Second Lieut., of Lunenburg 


Josiah Hartwell, of Lunenburg 
Jonathan Hunt, Fitchburg 
Edward Hartwell, " 

Samuel Farrar, Lunenburg 


Thos. Gary, of Fitchburg 

Ephraim Martin, of Lunenburg 

Samuel Litch, 

John Welnian, 

John Was son, fifer, of Fitchburg 


From Lunenburg.* 

Joseph Foster 

. . 

Jonathan Taylor 
Eleezer Priest 
John Taylor 
Derias Houghton 
Solomon Boynton 
Manassah Dival 
Timothy Carlton 
Frances Henry 
Sewall Dodge 
Benj. Walker 
Thos. Heseltine 
Cheever Fowler 
Jonas Heseltine 
David Weatherbee 
James Carter 
Wm. Elexander 

Jeremiah Willard 
William Goodridge 
Caleb Taylor 
Charles Railey 
Henry Cokman 
Samuel Johnson 
Curwin Wallis 
Joseph Priest 
Nathan Chapman 
Ebenezer Holden 
Stephen Wyman 
Abram Carleton 
Abijah Goodridge 
Wm. Ritter 
John Hill 





From Fitchbukg. 

Joseph Gilson 

Stephen Bailey 

Ebenezer Heringtou 

Joseph Farwell 

Joseph Polley 

Thos. Plats 

Nat'l Gibson 

Roger Biglo 

William Bean 

John Goodredge 

Ebenezer Polley 

Clark Bancroft 

Samuel Downe 

Stephen Fuller 

Jonathan Gibson 

Aaron Hodgskins 

Daniel Harris 

Thos. Kimball 

Thos. Brooks Boll, of Concord 
Bcnj. Cleveland, of Xew Salem 

Necessity of references. 

A valued English correspondent writes, in part: "Thanks 
very much for Ancestral Charts and two parts of Historical 
Magazine received yesterday. I like the charts very much 
and think no arrangement beats them. What always beats mo 
in regard to American genealogy are the very numerous state- 
ments made without an}- authority whereby 'future inquirers 
would have the means to verify them. .Take the two "Answers" 
in your July number, pp. 201-2, Adams and Pease and Gates. 
The replicants do not know these facts »of their own personal 
knowledge. Why, then, do they not quote chapter and verse? 
If we are £oin£; to elevate genealocrv to the rank of a science 
we must clearly distinguish what are merely working hypoth- 
eses from indubitable facts, by always, in the latter case, quot- 
ing authorities. " , 


In the south-west corner of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, 
in the valley of the Housatonic river, a tract of land was pur- 
chased of the Indians in 1724, from which was organized the 
large "towns of Sheffield, Great Barrington and Stockbridge. 

On the west of these towns, and between them and the New 
York state line, lie the towns of Mt. Washington, Egremont, 

To the south and over the state line in Connecticut, lying 
along the New York border, are the towns of Canaan, Salis- 
bury, Sharon, which were settled about 1730-40. 

Adjoining the Connecticut towns the ancient township of 
Amenia, Dutchess eounty, N. Y. , formerly covered what is 
now Amenia and North East, including a strip of land some 
12 miles lon£ bv 1 or 5 wide, known as "the Oblong:". 

Into this region came early in the 17th century many set- 
tlers from the eastern parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, 
of whom any satisfactory records are difficult to find. 

Alford was set off from Great Barrington in 1773, and 
among its inhabitants was one John Adams, called "Lieuten- 
ant*', and later "Captain". He was also "Deacon John". 
He was chosen the first representative of the town in the 
General Assembly in 1773, and again in 1781 and 1782. In 
1779 and '80 he was one of a committee chosen by the town 
to procure men for the continental army, and was called 
"Lieutenant John". In 1785 "John, jr." was the Town Clerk 
of Alford. 

He married Chloe Rose, and his children were Jonathan, 
John, William, Sarah, Chloe, Mary, Ruth, Abner, Joseph, 
Lucy and Huldah. Jonathan was born Oct. 13, 1757. John 
is reported to have been born in the Oblong in 1760. 

The family removed from Alford to East Bloomfield, On- 



tario county, N. Y., about 1790, and the father died there 30 
Aug., 1793, in his 55th year. The widow died 13 Oct. 1803, 
age 65 years. 

Who was this Captain, or Deacon John "Adams? There is 
no direct or positive evidence. The writer submits the fol- 
lowing facts, and solicits the opinion or judgment of genealo- 

A John Adams was born in Sudbury, Mass., Oct. 26, 16S6; 
married in Canterbury, Conn., Mar. 27, 1710-11, Esther 

He died in Sheffield, Berkshire county, Mass., 10 April, 

1734, and the record says he was "Dr. John Adams of Pom- 
fret, Conn." 

Administration of his estate ,was granted to his widow 
"Esther" at Plainfield, Conn., July 9, 1734. 

The children of Dr. John and Esther were as follows: 

1 Johannah, b. in Canterbury, Conn., April 25, 1712; 

2 John, jr., b. in Canterbury, Oct. 1, 1713; 

3 Anne, b. in Pomfret, Aug. 13, 1715; 

4 Abigail, b. in Pomfret, Dec. 13, 1716; 

5 Jonathan, b. in Pomfret, Aug. 2, 1718; 

6 Benajah, b. in Pomfret, June 25, 1720; 

7 Sybil, b. in Pomfret, April 10, 1722. 

In Aug., 1736, Henry Adams of Canterbury was 
appointed guardian of Sybil, minor daughter of "Dr. 
John Adams". 

8 Adonijah, b. in Pomfret Aug. 10, 1723. He died at 

Cape Breton, N. S., 27 Aug., 1746, and -is said to 
have been "late of Worcester". 

9 Darius, b. in Pomfret, April 3, 1727; 

10 William, b. in Pomfret . Ho died at Cape 

Breton, N. S., and is said to have been "late of 
A John Adams was married in Canterbury, Conn., Oct. *2!>, 

1735, to Mary Parker. Was this John, Jr., who was bora 

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Oct. 1, 1713? 

On Jan. 1, 1712, John Adams of Sharon, Conn., bought of 
Nathaniel Skinner, Jr., of Sharon, six and one-half acres of 
land in Sharon. 

Feb. 21, 1716, John Adams of Sharon made a deed to Sam- 
uel Snyder of the Oblong in Dutchess county, N. Y., of 50 
acres on the Connecticut line in Dutchess countv, N. Y. 

March 2, 1752, "John Adams of the Oblong" conveyed 67 
acres to Brown. Feb. 20, 1751, John Adams "of the Oblong, 
Crum Elbow precinct, plrvsician", gave a deed to one Charles 

Mar. 20, 1767, John Adams "of Amenia, practitioner of 
physic", gave a deed of 57 acres in the Oblong to one John 
Whallen of Montreal. 

In the summer of 1767 a John Adams was of Great Bar- 
rington, Mass., and purchased land in the south-west part of 
that town, the part which had been purchased of the Stock- 
bridge Indians, called and known as "the Shawenon purchase", 
and which became the town of Alford in 1773. 

Again, in Sept., 1769, he made another purchase in the 
same region, and this time he is called "John Adams, Jr. r 

In June, 1771, "John Adams, Jr.' of Great Barrington 
made a transfer of two parcels of land in what is now Alford. 

A John Adams of Stockbridge, Mass. , made his will Sept. 
12, 1780. The will was probated at Stockbridge Jan. 7, 
1783. In the will he calls himself a physician. 

On the old east road in Alford, according to the county his- 
tory, there is an old abandoned grave-yard, from which many 
of the bodies have been removed. In this yard is a tombstone 
inscribed to the memory of Dr. John Adams who died Oct. 8, 
1782, aged 67 years (possibly 69?). There are other stones 
or inscriptions to Charles, William and Darius Adams, or- 
phaned grandsons of John Adams. 

The children of this John Adams who died in Stockbridge 
in 1782, and who calls himself a physician, were, according to 







the will, John Adams, Jr., Mary Johns, and Esther Dunham. 

Nothing is found or known as to this Mary Johns or Esther 
Dunham; but the recurrence of the names Mary and Esther 
would indicate that their mother was. Mary Parker, and their 
grandmother Esther Cady. If this be so, then the brother 
may have been Capt. or Dea. John, born about 1738-9, who 
removed to East Bloomfield, N. Y., and died there Aug. 30, 
1793, in his 55th year. Moreover, the name Darius, which 
occurs several times in this and kindred branches, is almost 
never found in any other large line of the Adams family. 

The writer has Ions: entertained these facts, but desires an 
expression of the opinion of other genealogists as to the infer- 

One difficulty in the way of this inference has been that a 
John Adams purchased large quantities of confiscated lands in 
Amenia in 17S0; one lot of 147 acres he sold in March, 1781, 
and he is called John Adams of the Charlotte precinct, Ame- 
nia, the deed being signed by John and Mary Adams. 

It is true there was another John Adams, whose parentage 
is unknown, and who is said to have been a resident of Great 
or Lower Nine Partners, which was in Amenia, Dutchess 
county, N. Y. 

This John is said to have been brought up by Gen. Robert 
Livingston, and to have had lands given to him by Gen. Liv- 
ingston, although there are no records to confirm it. Ho 

married in Amenia, 1st, Dec. 20, 1759, Sarah , 2nd. 

1782-3, Hannah Frost. 

He removed in 1803 to Easton, Washington county, N. Y. 
and died in Onondaga county, 12 Jan., 1822, aged 86 years. 

. A. N. A. 

Observations on the family of Endecott in the county of Dev 

onshire, England, together with material for illustrate 

ing the ancestry of Gov. John Endecott, and 

Gilbert and William Endecott, early 

settlers in New England. 

- By Eben Putnam. 

(Continued from page 180.) 

7 John Endacott of Chagford. He died at an advanced 
age, judging from the Chancery suit instituted by his grand- 
son. His will is not entered on the calendars at Exeter nor 
in London. According to the Chancery suit he left a will 
dated 1G35. He was assessed in the subsidy of 1G24. His 
wife Joane survived him. It is possible that she is the Ann 
whose burial is entered at Chagford in 1037. Her son Richard 
had administration on her estate 3 Dec. , 1638. Henry Enda- 
cott and John Dushin present the inventory. 

Chancery Proceedings. Charles I. 

Complaint of 'John Endacott of Stokentynhead, Devonshire, 
yeoman, setting forth, that his great-grandfather Henry Enda- 
cott was in his lifetime seized as of fee in a messuage and lands 
called Thurston in Chagford, of £40 yearly value: that her gave 
by deed upon the marriage of John, grandfather of the com- 
plainant and eldest son of Henry (called John by the clerk), 
to said John and his issue, and in default to his right heirs of 
the said Henry Endacott or in some other manner entailed the 
same to him, and in consequence the said John was seized in 
fee tail, that is to say to him and his heirs lawfully begotten, 
and being so seized the said John had issue Thomas his eldest 
son your orator's father who died in the lifetime of John his 
^id father, leaving your orator his eldest son lawfully begot- 
ten and to him the lands should descend as "cozen and heir" 
°f the said John Endacott the grandfather. Said grandfather 



was seized of other messuages as Pafiord and Cranbrooke and 
Middlecott in Moorton Hamstead and Chagford. 

Robert Endacott, Henry Hooper, yeoman, and Johane Enda- 
cott, widow and relict of the said John, all of Chagford, are 
accused of retaining deeds and of influencing the said grand- 
father in his old-age. Your orator demands the production of 
the deeds, etc. Dated 25 Nov., 1636. 

Answer of Robert Endicott: John Endacott by will of 9 
May, Charles I, gave Thurston to said Robert, subject to a life 
interest in his widow Johan, also lands called Pafford. E£e 
also gave to his son TTilliam a messuage called Cranbrooke in 
the parish of Morton Hampstead. To Richard another son he 


gave Middlecot in Chagford. His son Robert the defendant 
he made his executor. All such lands were held in free soccage 
and not by knights service. They deny thit any deeds existed 
and have been withheld from the plaintiff. 

18 Thomas, eldest son. Died in the lifetime of his father. 
His son John, of Stokintynhead, in 1636 brought suit 
to recover lands alleged to be his by right of descent. 
Therefore the Alice named in the subsidy of 1621 as of 
Stokintynhead, and whose estate was administered upon 
in 1611, was probably his widow. 

John, eldest son. Of Stokentynhead in 1636. Stoken- 

tynhead is a few miles north of Marldon. 
John Indecolt married Joan .(the name is illegible but 
may be Mounjoy) 4 Oct., 1613, at Marldon. He had 
baptized at Marldon: 

Alexander, 30 Nov., 1613. 

Emems (Emblem?), a son, (2?) Nov., 1610. 

James (Indercoote), 15 May, 1621. 

Katherine, 13 Feb., 1621-5. 

Joane, 12 Mar., 1625-6. 

Elizabeth, 21 Mar., 1629-30. 


John Indecot and Julian Peter were married at Marldon 
26 Jan., 1641-2, and had baptized there: 

John, 9 Aug., 1642. 

Gilbert, 22 Oct., 1648. 

William, 1 Feb., 1658-9. 

There was a John Indicott at Boston in 1670 having 
children. Gilbert Endecott of Reading and Boston 
is said to have been born in 1658 at Dorchester. 
I think we have here the baptisms of both John and 
Gilbert of New England, and their connection with 
Gov. John Endecott would be near enough to attract 
them to New England vet distant enough to account 
for his not mentioning them in family papers. 
Gregory, assessed in the subsidy of 1621 as of Stokintyn- 

head. He was probably a brother of John, son of 


19 Robert Endacott of Chagford. Executor of his father 
John. He appears to have gotten possession of the better 
part of his father's estate. He was not assessed in 1624. 
He probably had a son Robert who was married at Chag- 
ford in 1630. 

(To be continued.) 

i : 


Few realize the number of newspapers which are print i n^ 
historical and genealogical articles. We do not allude to th^ 
bosh in the Sunday papers but to the weekly and country press. 
In some cases town records are being printed. Of that class 
Abington occurs to mind. In other cases it is sketches of 
families identified with the town, as Miss Larned's contributions 
to the Thompson, Conn., paper. The Brunswick, Me., Tel- 
egram has recently begun a series of old time articles. The 
Long Island Traveler at Southold has for some time been print- 
ing abstracts from wills recorded in Xew York City. A late 
issue of that paper contained a list of Revolutionary war pen- 
sioners made up from the census of 184:0. Mr. Tillinghast of 
the Mass. State Library, seeing the importance of saving this 
stray material, has made especial efforts to collect N. E. news 
papers printing that class of matter. By "scrapping" a num- 
ber of valuable volumes are being formed. 


Inquisition taken at Ipswich, Mass., 10 July, 4 Anne, on body of Rutii 
Potter of Ipswich. We find that said Ruth, on 8 July at night, violent- 
ly brake out of her husband's, Sam'l Potter's house, she being bound to 
a chair, and did take with her a knife and went from said house about 
40 rods and did then and there with said knife cut her throat. 
Jury— Thos. Waite, Ephraim Fellows, Edw. Wade, Jos. Mettcalf. 
Am. Howard, John Warner, Francis Wainwright, (Capt.) Dan'l 
llindge' (Mr.) Francis Cromton, Philip Fowler, Jona. Lummu& 
(Mr.) Wm. Fellows, Jacob Davis, .Thos. Manning, Cyprian 
Whipple; all of Ipswich. (Suffolk tiles, 6517.) 

Inquisition taken, 17 June, 4 Anne, on death of Lydia Serwin, c»f 
Salisbury. We find that she was drawing water from the river, slipj ■ 
off the rock and was drowned. 
Jury— Lt. ISat'l Brown, Ens. Jos. Eaton, Mr. Dan'l Moody, Thos, 
Evans, Wm. True, Stilson Allen, Jere Allen, Mr. Thos. Brad- 
bury, Sam'l Eastman, Benj. Steevens, Isaac Bussell. W '■■■ 
Bussell, Jere Steevens, Benoni Silly. (Suffolk files, 6477.) 




The Genealogy of the Prince Family from 1660 to 1899 r 
compiled, arranged and published by Frank A. Prince. 8 vo. , 
pages 153. 

The title of this book, the latest addition to the many ac- 
counts of various Prince families, is rather pretentious. It 
should be entitled — "Sorne additions to a pamphlet, reprinted 
herewith, entitled, 'Some Materials for a genealogy of the 
Prince Family of Danvers by Eben Putnam,' particularly in 
the line of the compiler, with some accounts of late migrations 
from England to this country, arranged by F. A. Prince of 
Danielson, Conn." 

Following is a list of contents: Daniel Prince family of 
Williamsburg, Mass., and vicinity (1755-1899) seven pages. 
Robert Prince of Salem and his descendants, (1660-1899) 101 
pages. Thompson's first ministers. Records of other Prince 
families, six pages. Richard J. Prince family, (1797-1899) 
four pages. Miscellaneous notes, four pages. In all 130 
pages of material, with an index and several portraits. 

The value of the original material in the book lies in the 
complete information the author appears to have of his own 
branch of the Danvers family. The basis of the genealogy of 
the early generations of the Robert Prince family is the article 
by Eben -Putnam printed in the Essex Institute Historical 
Collections and reprinted under the title of "Some Materials 
for a genealogy of the Prince family of Danvers." Credit is 
given to Mr. Putnam in the following words used as a chapter 
heading: "Genealogy of Robert Prince of Salem, Mass., as 
compiled by F. A. Prince, with a few extracts from 'Some 
Material for a Genealogy by E. Putnam.'" Few would sus- 
pect that the first few pages of the recent publication were 
merely a reprint and that the whole of Mr. Putnam's pam- 




phlet has been incorporated, almost without a change, in tU 

The author labors under the usual disadvantage of one who 
is unacquainted with the original home locality and has u I 
access to the early records. Neither is he aware of the addi- 
tional information discovered relating to Robert Prince, nor of 
the slight errors detected in the pamphlet since its publication 
No mention is made of the Richard Prince family of !SaU.'. 
except a paragraph on page 124. We look in vain for men- 
tion, of the numerous Prince families of Boston and the Soutb 

A picture is given of the so-called Robert Prince homestead 
in Dan vers, but recent discoveries prove that the house v 
never the abode of Robert Prince. It was built by his widow"* 
second husband, Alex r . Osborne. 

It is now proven that Rebecca, wife of John Putnam, wa# 
sister of Robert Prince, and that Richard Prince of Salem vcu 
not a brother. 

It is not unlikely that search in Eugland for Robert Prince * 
ancestors should be made in Norfolk and under the nann 
Prince, Prence, Prentis. We hope someone may follow thb 

Col. Edward Prince "of Quincv, 111., has in Mss., and in 
nearly complete arrangement, a genealogy of the Danvers fan 
ily upon which he has been at work some years and which v 
some time see the light. 

HeraldPwY ix America, a valuable work by the late Eugt ' 
Zieber, is offered at five dollars, reduced from ten dollars, 

T * 

order to dispose of the remainder of the edition. It is <. • 
orately illustrated and worthy of a place in every house, 
is necessary to students of American heraldry and to librane* 



[The following pages are extracts from a book now in press, 
entitled "Hints for Genealogists," by Eben Putnam.] 

First Steps. The thought which comes to one who first 
seeks information relating to his ancestry is, How shall I go 
about it? Until the attempt is made it seems easy enough, 
but the first steps often reveal conflicting statements, and what 
appear as insurmountable obstacles. This is true more par- 
ticularly when, as is often the case in this country, the enquirer 
is located in a place more or less remote from the ancestral 
home. The first step should be to note clearly and fully every 
item of personal knowledge on sheets of paper of uniform size, 
leaving a good margin both at sides and bottom of the page. 
Recourse should then be had to relatives, and information thus 
obtained should be noted in connection with what has already 
been written, either in the margin or as a note, w T ith the name 
of the person supplying that item. 

The names of all persons and dates should be written in full, 
and the place or places of residence of each person named 
should be recorded. 

In writing to relatives or strangers for information the en- 
quirer should never neglect to enclose a stamped and addressed 
return envelope. 

Professional Genealogists. The beginner often makes 
the mistake of writing to a professional genealogist, when there 
is no intention of engaging his services, and asking questions 
that would require an hour or hours to answer. Such a course 
is not just to the genealogist, Avho, although he may be good 
natured enough to respond, should not be expected to give his 
expert aid and advice, which are as much the means of his 
livelihood as that of the lawyer or physician. The beginner 




will find, however, that much time and patience are saved by 
consulting a genealogist of experience. A small sum, five or 
ten dollars, enclosed in a letter of enquiry asking for advice as 
to the best method to pursue, and outlining the case at issue, 
will prove to be a remarkably good investment. 

Trial Pedigree. We will assume that there exists among 
the notes of the beginner, material, which, if placed in order, 
would show at a glance three or four generations of ancestors 
with some names of other relatives. 

Take a sheet of paper, and, at about an inch from the inner 
or left margin, in the middle of the page, write the name of 
the person whose ancestry is to be traced. Half way toward 
either end of the sheet place the name of the father and the 
name of the mother, that of the father on the upper and thai 
of the mother on the lower side. These names should be about 
an inch further in on the sheet than the name of the child. 

Connect the names of the parents with a brace aud bring the 
point to the first written name. The grandparents should be 
placed in corresponding positions toward their children, and 
their parents should be shown in the same manner. There 
would then appear at the outer or right hand edge of the sheet 
the names of eight persons bearing the same relationship to 
the one named at the inner or left hand edge, i. e. that of great 
grandparent. The forms known as "Putnam's Ancestral 
Charts'' are arranged on this plan. 

Under each name write the date of birth, death, and mar- 
riage, place of residence aud occupation. In the blank space 
between the names write in the names of children other than 
those appearing in the lino of descent. This will form a trial 
pedigree and show what is lacking. 

Printed Aids. Reference should now bo made to a list of 
printed" genealogies which will show what others have done 
regarding the families in hand. 

* Mr. Rye an excellent authority to follow, discourages reference to printed pedi- 
grees until after all convenient original records have been carefully examined. 


Every well equipped library should have a copy of Durrie'sf 
Index and Glenn's List, or if lacking these, a copy of the Bul- 
letin of the Boston Public Library for October, 1891, which 
contains a valuable but partial list of printed genealogies. The 
Bulletin of the New York Public Library for Sept. -Dec. 1897, 
contains a similar list. 

Reliance cannot be placed upon a pedigree simply because it 
is in print. 

Compare your notes with the printed sources of informa- 
tion and determine whether your family appears to be a branch 
of that described in print. 

Local Records. Next examine the published history of the 
town or county in which your ancestors have resided. Here 
again the Bulletin of the Boston Public Library will be of ser- 
vice, as well as other bibliographies, for information concern 
ing printed local histories and historical articles in serials. 

Carefully note page as well as volume for every reference. 
In case there is no library at hand commission a genealogist 
to compile from such books as needed a skeleton genealogy of 
the family. 

The next step should be to visit the towns wherein your 
grandparents resided and examine gravestones, town and 
church records, saving every reference to the name, whether 
the relationship of the person is known or not. These points 
will come in handy in determining whether or no there were 
two persons bearing the names of any of the ancestors sought, 
which mi^ht create confusion. 

One should examine the probate records of the town, county, 
or district, as the case may be, and save all. references to the 
name. In reading wills and deeds be sure to note all names 
and local ties mentioned. Save the date of the. instrument as 
well as the date of record. In many of the older county 
courts there will be found returns of marriages, births and 

+ Durrie is said to be sadly deficient in regard to references to printed information 
concerning Southern families. Durrie's Index lias passed through several editions 
and supplements have been issued to the last edition. 


deaths, made by the various town clerks, which, though incom- 
plete, will be found useful, and save, in many cases, a visit 
to the towns themselves. If the search has been made in 
the older courts, a considerable addition will now be found to 
have been made to the notes gathered from other sources. 

Arranging Notes. Abstract on a separate sheet each will 
and deed after the following plan. 

Testator's name. Date of will and probate (or substitute 
the names of grantor and grantee, with dates of deed and 

Name of wife. 

Name of children"-, (in the order named). 

Names of other relatives, and, if known, the degree of rela- 
tionship. (In olden times the term cousin was used for nephew 
or niece). 

Names of places wherein the property conveyed was located. 


Under remarks the data obtained from the record of births, 
marriages and deaths and of baptism, etc., should be added 
when it seems to relate to that particular person or group 
These notes may now be condensed in the form of a pedigree. 

Tabular Pedigree. At the top of a large sheet place the 
name of the eldest person concerning whom you have data; con- 
nect with equation marks the name of wife or husband. Direct- 
ly beneath draw a line across the page and connect it with the 
equation marks, to this line, and on a line with each other, 
write the names of the children of that couple, leaving space 
to add dates and places of residence. To this root connect the 
data collected, using dotted lines to indicate doubtful connec- 
tions, and a heavy straight line undoubted connections!- Keep 
all of the same generation in a line with one another. Families 
or individuals which do not appear to work in with this pedi- 
gree should be described on a separate sheet. 

renco i 

I bestowing on two living children the same name, a not uncommon f*vi>r- 
n England in the 17th century, is not unknown in this country at the nr*\ 



Further Helps. If the family is of New England origin 
consult a copy of Savage's* Genealogical Dictionary of New 
England^ and compare the earlier generations on your chart 
with his account, adding in red ink any additional facts obtained. 
Make copious notes on the margin of the chart. 

It will now be evident to which group of families especial 
attention should be paid to connect the ancestor on your trial 
pedigree with the more extended pedigree. 

To this end conveyances of land, tax lists, church records, 
and town meeting proceedings, as well as the records of county 
courts, family bibles, and indeed all the resources of the gene- 
alogist must be called into play. 

It is needless to state that this is a point where the greatest 
difficulty is met. 

In compiling a genealogy comprising all branches of a 
family, very much the same methods as those described above 
must be employed, for the compiler is obliged to use the same 
care in establishing relationships of remote lines as in establish- 
ing his own pedigree. 

* Mr. Savage collected a vast amount of material but depended largely upon assis- 
tants. His deductions regard inc; family relationship are not all correct. Indeed 
many families are thoroughly "mixed," but nevertheless his great work is simply 

Fisher Genealogy. A genealogy of the descendants of 
three of the Puritan settlers of Dedham, Mass., Joshua Anthony 
and Cornelius Fisher, has been prepared by Philip A. Fisher 
of San Francisco, Cal. , and is ready for distribution. The 
book is of 410 pages and index, and gives an account of the 
Fishers of Syleham, England, the ancestors of tho Dedham 

Particular attention has been paid to service in the militia, 
in the French and Indian Wars, in the Revolution and War of 
1812, and in the Civil War. 

The book is substantially bound in cloth and is sold carriage 
paid, at §4.25 per copy. 





(Continued from page 232.) 

217. Elizabeth 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Pa- 
bodie, Eliz 1 . Alden). Born Dec. 17, 1713, married Shippee, 
(Little Compton Rec. ) but may have been copied wrong and 
may be Skitfe. I would like to find this family. 

218. William Briggs, born in Little Compton, April 11, 
1715. [Born 24 April, 1718, Town records.] Probably the 
one who married Abishag "Records, July 1G, 1738, by Sylves- 
ter Richmond. 

Wm. Bribers died Aus:. , 1802. His wife, Abishao; Records, 
was born 171G. Their children were: 

990. John Briggs, born 1739. 

991. Cornelius Briggs, born Jan. 9, 1742; died May 2, 1803. 

992. Elizabeth Briggs, born March 30, 1744. 

993. Rutli Briggs, born June 2, 174G. 

994. Waller Briggs, born Nov. 9, 1748. 

995. Richard Briggs, born April 14, 1751. 

996. Judith Briggs, born April 19, 1753. 

997. Betsey Briggs, born March 23, 1755. 

998. Job Briggs, born Feb. 27, 1757. 

999. Martha Briggs, born Dec. 29, 1759; died Sept. 11, 1842. 

219. Catherine 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Sea- 
bury, Eliz 1 . Alden). Born in Little Compton, March 17, 1717; 
married [Int., Dec. 10, 1737]. 8 Jan., 1737-38 at Portsmouth, 
Barnet or Barney Sisson of Portsmouth, son of James auu 
Debarah Sisson, born Jan. 21, 1712-13. 

They had: 

1000 Deborah Sisson, bom April 1, 1741. 

1001 Rodman Sisson, born Juue 2, 1741. 



220. Sarah 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliz 1 . Alden). Born 1719; married Jan., 1742; Lem- 
uel Shaw. 

They had: 

1002. Ezekiel Shaw. 

1003. Phebe Shaw. 

1004. Caleb Shaw. 

221. Phebe 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, -Martha 2 Seabury, 

Eliz 1 . Alden). Born 1721; married in Tiverton by 

the Reverend Othenial Campbell, Sept. 7, 1750, Wm. Almy 
of Tiverton. Probate Records, Vol. 27, 147, at Taunton. 
Division of estate of Wm. Almy of Dartmouth, "late of Tiv 
erton", .Nov. 5, 1782. Widow Mary, to Gideon, eldest son, 
to Eliphale and Mary Almy. How many of these children 
belonged to Phebe, I do not know and there are no records at 
Dartmouth to clear it up. 

224. Lovet 4 Briggs (Elizabeth 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliza 1 . Alden). Born 1728; married Freelove Dring of Tiver- 
ton, Int. Oct. 5, 1735. [Was Freelove Dring daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Butler) Dring; born March 1, 1720?] 
Lovet Briggs lived in Tiverton. 

Children from Tiverton Records: 

1005. Fobes Briggs, "of Lovet and Freelove", born Sept. 

27, 1737. 

1006. William Briggs, born Sept. 19, 1743. 

1007. Zadd Briggs, born Sept. 13, 1745. 

1008. John Briggs, born Oct. 4, 1747. 

1009. Ephram Briggs, born June 21, 1949. 

230. Fobes 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliz 1 . Alden). Born in Marshfield, March 0, 1712-13. Died 
in Little Compton, R. L, 1801; married about 1733. Sarah 
■ ? Children on Little Compton Records: 



1010. Lucy Little, born 1734. 

1011. Fobes Little, born about 1*736. 

1012. Sarah Little, born Jan. 31, 1739. I have no record of 

her marriage. 

1013. Ruth Little, born April 2, 1742. 

1014. Samuel Little, born March 2, 1747. 

1015. Joseph Little, born May 6, 1749. 

1016. John Little, born July 19, 1754, 

1017. Betsey Little, born Jan. 6, 1717. 

231. John 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Pabodie, Eliz 1 . 
Alden). Born in Marshfield, June 30, 171-4. I think he 
married an Otis or a descendant of an Otis, from the names 
occurring in his family. I find an account of him in the His- 
tory of Windham County, among the personal sketches. John 
Little came to "Lebanon Crank" in 1740. He had children: 

1018. Gamaliel Little. 

1019. John Little, born 1754. 

1020. Consider Little, born 1746. 

1021. Otis Little. 

1022. Rebecca Little. 

1023. Faith Little. 

1024. May Little. 

1025. Charles Little, d. 

1026. Charles Little. 

232. Anna 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz 1 . Alden). Born Jan. 30, 1715-16; died in Marshfield, 
March 11, 1791. She married Abijah White of Marshfield, 
son of John 4 White (Daniel 3 , Peregrine 2 , William 1 ) and Susan- 
nah (Sherman) White (Samuel). He was born Oct. 8, 17< H >. 
"He purchased the paternal estate of his uncle, Joseph AA hitc 
on his removal to Lebanon, Conn., and his grandchildren 
were the last of the name and family to occupy it. Abijah 
White was the famous Marshfield Loyalist, and died in Boston, 
Oct. 29, 1775; buried in King's Chapel Yard, sermon by Rev. 



1018. Gamaliel Little. 

1019. John Little, born 1754. 

: 1020. Consider Little, born 1746. 

1021. Otis Little. 

1022. Rebecca Little. 

1023. Faith Little. 

1024. May Little. 

1025. Charles Little, d. 

1026. Charles Little. 

232. Anna 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Pabodie, 
Eliz 1 . Alden). Born Jan. 30, 1715-16; died in Marshfield, 
March 11, 1791. She married Abijah White of Marshfield, 
son of John 4 "White (Daniel 3 , Peregrine 2 , William 1 ) and Susan- 
nah (Sherman) White (Samuel). lie was born Oct. 8, 1706. 
"He purchased the paternal estate of his uncle, Joseph White 
on his removal to Lebanon, Conn., and his grandchildren 
wore the last of the name and family to occupy it. Abijah 
White was the famous Marshfield Loyalist, and died in Boston, 
Oct. 29, 1775; buried in King's Chapel Yard, sermon by Rev. 
Dr. Waters." (White Genealogy, recent issue 1897.) 

Children born in Marshfield: 

1027. Abijah White, bornNov. 17, 1745; died Feb. 8, 1746. 

1028. Deborah White, born Aug. 20," 1746; died Oct 19, 


1029. Abijah White, born Dec. 8, 1747. 

1030. Sarah White, born March 29, 1849, died. 

1031. William White, born Aug. 9, 1752. 

1032. John White, born Sept. 9, 1753. 

1033. Auna White, born Oct. 27, 1759. 

1034. Priscilla White, born Oct. 17, 1760. 

234. Ephraim 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliz. 1 Alden) Born in Marshfield, April 15, 1718. I do not 
know whom ho married, but I have had sent to me the follow- 
ing record. 




1035. Ephraim Little, died unmarried. 

1036. John Little, married and had three children. 

- 235. Thomas 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliz. 1 Alden). Born in Marshfield, June .16, 1719; died in 
M rshfield, Dec. 11, 1783; married 1 st Abigail Howland, who 
died in less than a year of small pox, without children. He mar- 
ried 2 nd in 1750 Sarah, daughter of Kenelm and Patience 
(Dotey) Baker. She was born April 12, 1726 and died Nov. 
29, 1792 of small pox and was buried in the family lot in 
Marshfield. Her father, Kenelm Baker of North Dubury, 
was born Nov. 3, 1695; died May 22, 1771; married Jan. 22, 
1791 Patience Dotey, daughter of John and granddaughter of 
Edward Dotey of the Mayflower, and Faith (Clark) Dotey. 
Kenelm Baker was son of Kenelm Baker and Sarah Bradford, 
(Major William, Gov. Win.) and grandson of Samuel Baker, 
and Eleanor Winslow, daughter of Kenelm Winslow and 
Eleanor Newton his wife. 

Thomas Little married 3 rd in his old age, Lucy Brown, but 
she had no children. 

He lived in "Norcut Farm," Marshfield. He belonged to 
the Church of England. He was of Tory sympathies, and is 
said to have been one of the signers of the application for roy- 
al troops to protect loyal subjects of England in Marshfield. 

All his children by second wife, born in Marshfield: 

1037. Charles Little, born May 28, 1715; never married. 

1038. Abigail Little, born Jan. 20, 1753. 

1039. Sarah Little, June 8, 1755. 

1040. Ruth Little, Aug. 19, 1757. 

1041. Thomas Little, Nov. 1, 1759. 

1042. William Henry Little, born April 2, 1761. 

1045. Elizabeth Little, born March 25, 1704. 

1046. Doty Little, bom Oct. 3, 1700. 
.047. Otis Little, born March 27, 1769. 


1048. Avery Little, born Dec. 29, 1717; died April, 1791, 

lost at sea; never married. 

I am largely indebted to Rev. Edward Porter Little, a 
descendant, for details in regard to this family and for many 
valuable facts in regard to the other Little's of Marshfield. 

235. Wm. 4 Little (Constant 3 Fobes, Martha 2 Seabury, 
Eliz. 1 Alden. Born Marshfield, Mass., Aug. 31, 1720. Went 
to Lebanon, Conn. , and Norwich, Conn. Family tradition, as 
given by Rev. Edward P. Little says he married Abigail 
White. Miss Marcia A. Thomas says he married Sybil Met- 
calf. In Colchester, Conn., I find the marriage of a Wm. 
Little to Rachael Townsend, married Nov. 5, 1745, (see Conn, 
marriages). At Lebanon, Conn., I find the marriage record 
of a William Little to Sybil Metcalf, Nov. 10, 1748. He 
may have had three wives or one of the Williams may have 
come from Rev. Ephraim 4 Little (David 3 , Ephraim 2 , Thomas 1 ) 
who was settled in Hebron, Conn. The family record says 
he had the following children: 

1049. A daughter, married a White and had at least one 

daughter, Sybil. 

1050. Jonathan Little. 

1051. William Little. 

(To be continued.) 

Pedigrees and Genealogies. 

Choice of systems — Tabular and narrative pedigree — 

Various systems in use — Their advantages — What to avoid — 


Examples of tabular pedigrees — Narrative pedigrees — The 
"Register plan" — Other systems. 

The words are synonymous, but in America a pedigree is 
generally understood to be a genealogy arranged in a tabular 
form, while the word genealogy is generally used when an 
extended historical account of the family is introduced, and 
the pedigree is arranged in narrative form. 

The terms tabular pedigree and narrative pedigree will be 
used in the following pages. 

Choice of Style. The choice of the form to be used should 
be guided by circumstances. If an extended history of a fam- 
ily is to be prepared the genealogist would naturally adopt the 
narrative form. The writer recommends that the form adopted 
by the New England Historic Genealogical Society should 
be followed from the beginning. Tabular pedigrees can be 

used to advantage in illustrating different branches of the f am- 
is fc> 

ily, and also as a good working skeleton or index to the man- 
uscript. J 

There are various forms and styles of pedigrees, both tabu- 
lar and narrative, of which only two or three of either sort 
commend themselves for an}' extended work. 

Tabular Pedigrees. The purpose of a tabular pedigree is to 
show at a glance the connection of the various members of a 
family with one another; and it should never be of such an ex- 
tent as to confuse the eye. A tabular pedigree arranged by a 
skilful genealogist may be so constructed as to show not only 
the. principal descendants of a propositus but also the ancestry 
of many of the individuals who have married into the family, 
together with a great deal of valuablo historical information 




Examples of such pedigrees may be found in many of the 
larger English county histories published in the early part of 
this century, or in the last century, which are usually available 
to students having access to the larger libraries. 

Limitations. This form of tabular pedigree, if the family 
is an average sized one, and if all the -descendants are to be 
shown, together with the names of the wives, cannot be. made . 
available for more than four to six Generations without great 
crowding or spreading over a wide surface. In such cases it 
is better to show the first three generations, and then drop all 
but the eldest line, or one or two prominent lines. Under the 
names of the sons not traced a sign indicates if they had 
issue, and a reference number or letter (the latter is prefera- 
ble), indicates the sheet where that particular line is developed. 
In this case the secondary sheet should show the ancestry of the 
person whose descendants are traced. 

Bad Form. The practice of using drop lines, carrying the 
names of persons of an earlier generation directly under rela- 
tives of a later generation, is sometimes necessary in printing, 
but should never be resorted to in complicated or extensive 
pedigrees. On a tabular pedigree there is usually space for 
the date of birth, death, and marriage, and residence and occu- 
pation briefly stated. 

Abbreviations. It is permissible, and advantageous, to 
have a system of abbreviations which are simple and easily 
understood without need of reference to a key. B. for born, 
d. for died, m. for married, s. p. m. died without male issue, 
res. resided, urn. unmarried, g. s. gravestone, t. rec. town |l 

records, p. rec. parish records, ch. rec. church records, etc. 

The historical facts are placed immediately below the name 
of the person described and may and usually do consist of a 1 

brief record in very short lines. Mention of second inar- 


riages where there was no issue may be made in this fashion. | 

Variations of Tabular Pedigrees. A form of tabular pedi- 
gree well adapted for showing a goodly number of descendants 




is that used in the "History of the Putnam Family,'' opposite 
page xiv. It is a folding pedigree showing twenty genera- 
tions, of which the first nine show the direct line of descent 
followed by every known male descendant of the progenitor 
to the ninth generation. 

The earliest known ancestor is placed to the left about the 
middle of the edge of the sheet. The following: eight genera- 
tions are shown one above the other. Thus but a small section 
of the sheet is occupied by the earlier generations. The lines 
then branch out as in the usual form of pedigrees except that 
the names of the persons are at right angles with the support- 
ing lines. One hundred and twenty-eight names occur on the 
above mentioned pedigree together with residence and years 
of birth and death. The history of the family is shown from 
the twelfth to the eighteenth century. 

Illustrating Foreign Ancestry. Americans will find tab- 
ular pedigrees useful for showing the foreign ancestry of the 
American founder, and certain marriage connections, as explana- 
tory charts exhibited in the course of the narrative pedigree; 
and as key charts; also, in condensing genealogical notes for 
ready reference, either in the study or field, and for proving a 
pedigree. It will be found of the greatest advantage if these 
temporary schemes of pedigrees are outlined on sheets of the 
same size, using one side only, and afterward bound in slilT 
covers and provided with a proper index. Collections of this 
nature will be a source of help to friends as well as an aid to 
one's own memory, should the need arise of correction or 
renewed consultation of one's original notes. 

Descent of Lands and Honors. The descent of certain 
lands, or honors, as well as the family pedigree, may be shown 
by indicating the holders of the property or honor in a dif- 
ferent type. 




Narrative Pedigree. The narrative pedigree should be used 
in every case where more than a brief summary of the family 
genealogy is intended. It may take one of several forms. 
The best for a family genealogy is the "Register Plan" so 

For the purpose of collectors of pedigrees of a group of per- 
sons or men of a certain class, by which it is only intended to 
show the immediate ancestry and family connections of some 
one person, the system used by the compilers of the English 
Peerages, or similar works, is good. These vary somewhat 
but the intention is the same and the same general style prevails. 

An English Way. The pedigree begins with some account 
of the founder of the family, his marriage and the parentage 
of the wife; then follow, in slightly smaller type, the names 
of the children, indented And in a column. Following the 
names of these children the marriages, etc., are given and 
their children, with, perhaps, some remarks concerning fami- 
lies descended from them. But the child through whom the 
particular line of descent falls is not described in that place, 
but the words, "of whom later" or of some similar import, 
are appended. 

The next paragraph begins with this person, and so on till 
the person is reached whose ancestry it was desired to show. 

A great deal of information may be concisely and clearly 
set forth by this system. 

A narrow page or column is the best shape in which to pre- 
sent this form of pedigree. 

Austin's System. Another system is that used by Mr. Aus- 
tin in his Genealogical Dictionary of Rhodo Island. His 
methods provides for the presentation of all necessary informa- 
tion, and in a simple manner, but it demands more spaco than 
usually can be allowed. 



The Register Plan. The "Register Plan" is strongly rec- 
recomniended, and also a system used by the compiler of this 
work, which is in effect, the Register Plan slightly modified. 
The Register Plan is that used in all late volumes of the New 
England Historical Genealogical Register. 

It will be noticed that the "Register Plan" preserves the 
same number throughout for each individual. By another 
method each family receives a number one greater than the 
number immediately preceding, thus keeping the notation 
without a break. Thus each head of a family has two num- 
bers, one his individual child number, and the other his family 
number. The Estes genealogy is an example. 

Libby's Method. The Libby genealogy presents another sys- 
tem which is thus described by the compiler'of that genealogy: 
"The emigrant has no number; the number of each child of the 
emigrant is the figure which represents his position in the fam- 
ily, -first child, 1; second child, 2, etc.; the number of each 
member of the following generations is formed by adding to 
his father's number the number representing his own position 
among his father's children. The /inmiisrant's oldest child's 
oldest child is 1-1; and his second child 1-2; the immigrant's 
fifth child's oldest child is 5-1. and his second 5-2, etc." Thus 
of a later generation, 11-7-2—1-8 would indicate that the per- 
son of that generation was of the sixth generation, and the 
eighth child of the fourth child of the second child of the 
seventh child of the -eleventh child of the immigrant. This 
system is not so convenient as the Register Plan although 
the numbers are a perfect index to the position of each mem- 
ber of the family. Lost families may be introduced later on 
without damage to the whole scheme. 

Mann's Method. Mr. Libby's system has advantages over 
that of Mr. B. P. Mann, which we present in his own words: 

"According to my system, one person is made the basis or starting 
point, and his children are designated by the letters of the alphabet, 
as for instance, Samuel Man, the only child of the immigrant William, 
is my basis in this case. His eleven children are a to k. His son Thomas 




is f. Thomas (f) had seven children, fa to fg, of whom the fourth was 
Nathan (fd). Nathan (fd) had seven children, fda to fdg. I, the third 
child of the fourth child of Nathan's seventh, am fdg, dc. Adding the 
five generations which these letters represent, to the two with which 
the system starts, I am of the seventh generation. My symbol never 
changes, however greatly the genealogy grows, it can belong to no one 
else, and serves as a ready means of reference in indexes or elsewhere. 

If instead of reckoning downward from one ancestor, I wish to reck- 
on upward from myself, my father is F, my mother is |M; my father's 
parents are F2 and FM: my mother's parents are Mf and M2. My an- 
cestor William is F6, his wife is F5M. Reckoning both upward and 
downward, one of my uncles on my mother's side is MFd, and two of 
• my cousins are MFda and MFdb. This uncle's wife is MFW, or 
MFdaM. An II represents a .husband, as a W represents a wife. A 
step-brother may be MHa. If I be in doubt whether a person be the 
first, second or other child, I may substitute an S for son or a D for 
daughter; thus bSe represents the fifth child of a child of a second 
child. Several such sons in one family may be distinguished as SI, S2, 
etc., until the time when definite. 4 data shall be obtained. I assume 
the symbol of the ancestor who forms the basis of my system to be 
[zero], or in other words that he needs no symbol. But if, in making 
my researches, I find the record of some family of Mann which I can- 
not join onto my system, for lack of data, 1 give that family an arbi- 
trary serial numeral as 1 or 2; thus the four children of individual 1 are 
la, lb, lc, Id. If, afterward, I find that individual 1 should be cda of 
my system, then 1 becomes cda, a, andjifalls into line ', without further 
trouble. In a similiar way I may substitute a serial numeral for a 
complicated symbol; thus, if I designate my cousin MFda as 7, her 
children become 7a, 7b, etc Thus every possible relationship may be 
graphically and unerringly indicated to any degree." 



(Continued from page 190.) 

Tuck, Samuel Jones. At Nantucket, Mr. S. J. T., of this 
town, to Miss Judith Gardner, of that town. S. Dec. 17, 

Tucker, Jedediah. At Shrewsbury, Mr. J. T., aged 78, to 
Mrs. Hannah Smith, aged 77. W. Dec. 1, 1790. See also 
John Rice. 

Tucker, John. Mr. J. T., clerk of the Supreme Judicial 
Court, to the agreeable Miss Sally Henshaw, second daugh- 
ter of Capt. Job Prince, Sen. S. Mch. 19, 1785. 

Tucker, Capt. John. At Salem, Capt. J. T. to Miss « Sally 
Mansfield, daughter of Mr. Matthew Mansfield. W. June 
26, 1793. 

Tucker, Mary, m. Joseph Dickman. 

Tucker, Mrs. Peggy, m. Isaac Very. 

Tucker, Polly, m. James Fisher. 

Tucker, Susannah, m. Major Ziba Blake. 

Tuckerman, Hannah, m. John Lopans. 

Tuckorman, Lucretia, m. Robert Wyer, Jun. 

Tufts, Amos. At Charlestown, Mr. A. T. to Miss Dabby 
Frothingham, both of that town. S. Aug. 19, 1786. 

Tufts, Hon. Cotton. At Gloucester, Hon. C. T., of Wey- 
mouth, to Miss Warner. S. Nov. 7, 1789. I 

Tufts, Cotton, Jun. At Medf ord, Mr. C. T. , J un. , merchant, 
of Weymouth, to Miss Mercy Brooks of Medf ord. W. Mch. 
12, 1788. 

Tufts, Lydia, m. Rev. Robert Gray. 

Tufts, Samuel. Mr. S. T. to Miss Betsy Smith. W. June 27, 

Tufts, Simon. At Medford, Mr. S. T. of Medford, to Miss 
Susanne Cox, of this town, daughter to Mr. Lemuel Cox, 
artist. W. Nov. 20, 1793. 

Tupper, Miss, m. Winthrop Sargent. 

Turoll, Samuel. In this town, Mr. S. T. to Miss Polly Cutter. 
W. Jan. 14, 1789. 




Turnbull, Nancy, m. Francis Osborne. 

Turner, Barker. [At Nantucket] Mr. B. T. to Miss Susan- 
nah Pinkham. W. Oct. 23, 1793. 

Turner, Betsey, m. Daniel Lathrop. 

Turner, Perses, m. Abner Thayer. 

Turner, Polly, m. John Runey. 

Turnock, Mary, m. Thomas Pilsbury. 

Turrell, Sukey, m. Edward Gray. 

Tuttle, Daniel. Last Sunday, Mr. D. T. to Miss Polly Mason, 
daughter of Col. David Mason. S. Nov. 29, 17S8. 

Tuttle, Hannah, m. John Daniels. 

Tuttle, Joseph. [In this town] Mr. J. T. to Miss Wells. 
S. Nov. 8, 1794. 

Twentyman, B. In Virginia, Mr. B. T., aged 70, to Miss 
Betty Nutty, aged 50. S. Feb. 27, 1790. 

Tyler, Arnasa. [At Great Barrington] Mr. A. T. to Miss 
Hannah White. S. Mch. 2, 1793. 

Tyler, David. Mr. D. T., goldsmith, to Miss Sally Wheel- 
wright, daughter of Capt. Job Wheelwright. S. Dec. 31, 

Tyler, Hannah Luther, m. Samuel Pierce. 

Tyng, Dudley Atkins. In this town, D. A. T., of Tyngs- 
borough, to Miss Sally Higginson, daughter of Stephen Hig- 
ginson, Esq., of this town. S. Oct. 27, 1792. 

Umberfield, Mrs., m. N. Woodrnff. 

Underwood, John. At Baltimore, Mr. J. U. to Miss Eliz- 
abeth Davis. W. May 23, 1792. 

Underwood, Polly, m. Elisha Ellis. 

Underwood, Mrs. Sally, m. Edward Blake. 

Urann, Betsey, m. Samuel Andrews. 

Vallance, Mary, m. Horatio Gates. 

Van Berckel, Miss, m. Col. Sene. 

Vandogrot, Elizabeth, m. John Albro. 

VanDeren, Miss, m. George Johnson. 

Vanderspeigel, Margaret Van Vauxter, m. Jonathan Dwight. 


VanDeuser, Sally, m. Joseph Hitchcock. 

Van Home, Cornelia m. Hon. Philip Livingston. 

Van Rensselear, Betsy, m. Peter Ed. Elmendorph. 

Van Rensselear, K. K. At Albany, K. K. V. R., Esq., to 

Miss Sanders. W. Feb. 16, 1791. 
Vaughan, Charles. By the Rev. Doctor Parker, on Thursday 

the 7th instant, C. V., Esq., to Miss Frances Western 

Apthorp. S. July 9, 1791. 
Veasie, Rachel, m. Thomas Hilton. 
Vernon, Thomas Augustus. Mr. T. A. V. of St. Petersburg, 

Russia, to Miss'Sally Saunders. W. June 4, 1788. 
Voron, Stephen. Mr. S. V. to Miss Abial Holland. S. Dec. 

I, 1787. 

Verry, Nancy, m. Elijah Wiswal. 

Very, Isaac. At Salem, Mr. I. V. to Mrs. Peggy Tucker. 

W. May 16, 1792. 
Vialli, Mrs. Elizabeth, m. Nathaniel Wheaton. 
Viburt, Hannah, m. William Morgan. 
Vickary, Samuel. Mr. S. V. to Miss Rebecca Parker. 

W. Feb. 22, 1786. 
Vickery, Capt. David. At Taunton, Capt. D. V to Miss 

Priscilla Barnum, both of that town. W. Dec. 31, 1794. 
Viebart, Sally, m. James Gummer. 
Vinal, John. " At Watertown, Mr. J. V. to Miss Sukey Adams, 

of this town. W. Apr. 24, 1793. 
Vinall, Charlotte, m. Maj. Ebenezer Kent. 
Vincent, Polly, m. Capt. Shafton. 
Vincent, Thomas. In Salem, Mr. T. V. to Miss Hannah 

Cloutman. W. Apr. 25, 1792. 
Vining, Hon. John. At New York, the Hon. J. V., Esq., 

Representative in Congress, from the State of Delaware, 

to Miss Seton, daughter to William Seton, Esq. S. Dec. 

II, 1790. 

Vischer, Gerrit G. At Albany, Mr. G. G. V. to Miss 

Rebecca Brooks. S. Nov. 23, 1793. 
Voax. Hannah, m. Hezekiah Chadwick. 
Vose, Lucy, m. Gregory Clark. 


Wade, Edward. In Virginia, 27th ult. Mr. E. W. to Miss 

Elizabeth Thornton, whose courtship began 57 years since. 

S. Sept. 26, 1789. 
Wain wright, Nabby, m. John Carver, Jun. 
Wait, Betsy, m. Capt. Thomas Tileston. 
Wait, Ruthy, m. Thomas Read. 
Wait, Stephen. At Portland, Mr. S. W., to Miss Polly 

Thorlo, both of that town. S. March 5, 1791. 
Waite, Betsy, m. Capt. James Codman. 
Walcutt, Capt. Benjamin. Capt. B. W. to Miss Betsy Ha wes. 

S. Aug. 15, 1789. 
Waldo, Samuel. Mr. S. W., f merchant, to Miss Sally Tyng 

Winslow. S. Feb. 14, 1789. 
Waldren, Joseph. In this town, Mr. J. W. to Miss Nancy 

Roach. S. Jan. 15, 1791. 
Wales, Capt. Ephraim. Capt. E. W. to Miss Elizabeth Trott, 

of this town. S. Apr. 4, 1789. 
Walker, Dudley. [In this town?] Mr. D. W., merchant of 

this town, to Miss Elinora Clark, of Milton. S. May 12, 

Walker, Jane, m. Nathaniel Ward. 
Wallace, Deborah, m. Samuel Sprague. 
Wallace, Elizabeth, m. Levy Clap. 
Wallace, Mrs. Sally, m. George Richards. 
Wallcut, Lucy, m. Samuel Stratford. 
Walley, Sally, m. John Phillips. 
Wallis, Elizabeth, m. Capt. Joseph Ripley. 
Walter, William. In this town, by the Rev. Dr. Walter, 

Mr. W. W., merchant, to Miss Sally Bicker. S. Apr. 26, 

Ward/Betsy, m. Benjamin Corey. 
Ward, Andrew. At Salem, Mr. A. W. to Miss Patty Bab- 

bidge. W. Jan. 23, 1793. 
Ward, -. Artomas, Jun. At Weston, A. W., Jun., Esq., to 

Miss Catharine Maria Dexter. S. Dec. 27, 1788. 

(To he continued.) 



The Essex Institute and the First Meeting House. 

The publication of the article, by the editor, on the authenti- 
city of the so-called First meeting house preserved by the 
Essex Institute produced considerable criticism from persons 
connected with the management of the society. Some writers 
in the daily press took occasion to decry the importance of the 
late investigation and misrepresent conditions. 

As the matter rests today the charge that the committee pro- 
ceeded to base their opinion upon garbled quotations from the 
records is proven and that they did not go deep enough into the 
question as to whether such information as we have concerning 
the old town house, watch houses, school houses, etc., coin- 
cided with their guesses concerning the after history of tht* 
meeting house. 

The Institute must either produce new evidence establishing 
their claim or abandon the claim altogether. Since publishing 
his former article the writer is inclined to doubt if a single 
stick of the original meeting house or its additions now exist-. 
Certainly there is not the least evidence to show that thebuihi- 
ing preserved by the Institute is built from any portion of the 
meeting house. Whenever the Institute authorities see fit to 
require further evidence, it will be forthcoming, and convincing 
to any impartial person. 

The most serious development resulting from the awakened 
interest in the church matter is that access to the archives oi 
the society has been refused to members. The president of 
the society, who is not given such power by the constituti<»? 
or by-laws, has assumed the "discretion" of refusing pernu> 
sion to at least two members to see certain papers, by then 
supposed to rest in the custody of the society. 

Major Damon of the Salem News, and the writer, bow 
members of the society, both making, unknown to the other* 
similar requests-to see the original reports rendered by to 
committee to the society-were denied that right, not on tj 


I : i 



ground that the reports were not in hand, because from the 
tenor of the refusals it was evident the president desired it 
supposed that the society possessed the original reports. 

At the October meeting of the directors the president read a 
statement attempting to prove that the building was the old 
first meeting house, and recounting the history of the com- 
mittee's doings. From the press account of the meeting we 
learn that Vice-president Goodcll, the only surviving member 
of the committee which reported, stated that he did not sign 
any report and asked the president if his name was affixed to 
it. To which Mr. Rantoul replied that he refused to say. 
Further discussion brought out the admission that neither of 
the reports existed in Mss., which fact must have been known 
all along to the officers. 

This statement of Mr. Rantoul was not of the nature of fresh 
evidence nor did it refute a single item of the evidence ad- 
vanced to disprove the claim that the building was the original 
meeting house. 

Indeed the president devoted a great part of his paper to 
clearing the committee, and others, of the charge of imposi- 
tion, which was never brought against them. He repeats the 
chief points in the committee's report, this time using the 
words of Rev. C. W. Upham in his eulogy of Francis Peabody, 

Mr. Rantoul quotes Bentley, quotes Felt, quotes Upham, 
but he does not quote the records. It is useless to offer evi- 
dence of that character in refutation of record evidence. 

Great stress is laid upon the assumption that Judge D. A. 
White, one of .Salem's most honored antiquaries and president 
of the Institute from 1848 to 1861, supported the contention 
that the building was all that was claimed for it. 

Judge White was president of the society but he does not 
appear to have presided at a single meeting of the society, except 
perhaps one, after the summer of 1859. He was not in the chair 
when Mr. Phippen mentioned the fact of the tradition regarding 
the building standing on Mr. Nichols' land which caused the 


appointment of a committee to investigate the matter, and of 
which committee he was to be one. It does not appear that he 
acted with that committee. It is probable that he took no 
part in their deliberations. His name does not appear as affixed 
to their report. 

Moreover in 1861 was published his "New England Congre- 
gationalism," of which he dated the preface 12 March, 1861, 
prostrated by illness. 

Nowhere in this valuable work, which tells all that is 
known regarding the formation and life of the church, is there 
an allusion to the survival of the church building. Judge 
White was a devout attendant at the First church, an enthusi- 
ast regarding its history and every thing which pertained to it, 
and, although his book deals with the christian character of 
the church and its formation, it is not likely that the reported 
recent discovery of the original building, had he faith in it, 
would have passed unnoticed by him, as he critically dealt with 
publications of as late a date as 1860. 

It has been mentioned that Judge White was placed upon 
the first committee appointed' by the Institute, probably from 
virtue of his office and his intense interest in the church. From 
the printed proceedings of the Institute we learn that at a 
meeting in July, 1S59, Mr. Phippen called attention to the tra- 
dition concerning the Nichols' building and that a committee 
was appointed to enquire into the matter. The committee was 
as follows: C. M. Endicott, D. A. White, F. Peabody. S. M. 
Worcester, Gr. D. Phippen. According to the .proceedings 
the committee appointed in July, 1859, submitted their report 
26 April, 1860, and a discussion took place participated in by 
Mr. Francis Peabody, Mr. A. C. Goodell, Jr., "and other.-." 
And the report was recommitted. At the next annual meet- 
ing, in May, the report of the committee was adopted, as 
printed in Historical Collections, Vol. II, pp. 145-8. Although 
there is no record in the printed proceedings of any change in 
the committee, the names which were affixed to this report a** 


printed are as follows: C. M. Endicott, Francis Peabody, G. D. 
Phippen, A. C. Goodell, Ira J. Patch. 

As Judge White was not present on either occasion, as he 
does not appear to have served on the committee, and as he 
omits all mention of the building in his book, is it not fair 
to presume he discarded the theories of the committee, or in 
view of Mr. Goodell's well known opposition, the views of 
the majority of the committee? 

A striking commentary on the importance of this presumed 
discovery is the statement in a report made to the annual 
meeting in May, 18 GO, to which meeting the report of the 
committee had been referred, that during the year "no strik- 
ing event has occurred, yet the increase in the library 1 ' etc. 

The article calling attention to the lack of evidence and show- 
ing good reasons to believe the church was a large and com- 
modious structure, has been stigmatized by President Rantoul 
as an "attack" upon the society and upon the reputation of 
its most worth v members. The article was not an attack either 
upon the society or upon an individual, but a statement of his- 
torical facts. The writer believed every one of the committee 
to have acted according to their belief and, while there is no 
suspicion of fraud, it remains a fact that 'the building toda} r 
is an imposture. To twist the use of the word to refer to the 
past and to the acts of the committee of 1860-5 is evading the 
question. For many years, until 1897, the claim for the build- 
ing was not pressed. The late Henry Wheatland did not en- 
dorse its claims, and had he had the information now public 
would have instituted immediate investigation. 

The information disproving the claim is open to the public 
and has always been. Few diligent antiquaries are on record 
as supporting the claim, which obtains its importance solely 
by reason of the publications of and endorsement by the Es- 
sex Institute, the directors of which undoubtedly can be relied 
upon to take definite action to relieve the society of whatever 
stigma might attach to the society from the exhibition of a sham. 


Geo. Clark vs. John. Rand — 

Ja. Russell, ) 

John Phillips, > Committee of Militia for Charlestown, 

Joseph Lynde, ) 

order the mar shall or his deputy to levy execution of ye mony 
of Geo Clarke of Charlestown, glover, £4—2, a fine imposed by 
them, according to law, for refusing or neglecting to make his 
appearance at the rendezvous on 16 Feb. last, at Wbbiirn, 
having been duly impressed for their majesties' service against 
the common enenry, the French and Indians. Dated 14 March, 

Ric <l Draper, aet about 10, saw two constables detain Clark 
as a prisoner and John Rand and Jos Philips; Clarke offered 
the amount of the fine in colony bills which were refused; then 
Clarke laid £4-6 in money and it was taken with a shilling for 
attendance which Clarke refused to give, and demanded his 
money again, for he would go to prison. Rand said he would 
go to prison and he would also keep the money, so Clarke gave 
him the shilling. * 

Richard Clark of Boston, joiner, aet 25, was in the shop of 
George Clarke, leather dresser. 

Jury finds for defendant. Middlesex Files, 1694. 

NOTES. 283 

Warnings, Plymouth Co., Mass. 

16 Feb., 1738-9. Charles Chapman from Scituate. 

1738. Lidiah Wheton from Hanover. 

20 Feb., 1738-9. Thomas Gardner and wife from Ply- 

10 Jan., 1737. Bethiah Barrows from Plymton. 

28 Nov., 1738. Thomas Bags, Joseph Barnabe with his 
wife and children, from Plymouth. 

27 Nov., 1738. Bethiah Barrows from Plymouth, who 
came in about two months ago. 

3 July, 173S. Joanna Attwood from Plymouth, where she 
arrived in May last. 

20 Feb., 1738-9. Moses Norman from Boston, about two 
months ago, from Plymouth. 

3 July, 1738. Elizabeth Hall from Plymouth, who arrived 
in May. 

3 d Tuesday of May, 1739. Petition of Bethia Barrows, a 
poor widow woman that she was in distressing circumstances, 
not self supporting. The selectmen of Plympton and Ply- 
mouth, ordered to appear to state why they should not main- 
tain said Bethia, agree to divide her maintenance until the 
Court decide which is bound to support her. Plymouth Court 

Rogers — Ellis — Mo G lagiilan — Leech. 

Thomas Rogers, late of Boston, mariner, vs. Matthew 
Ellis of Cambridge, husbandman, for debt of £20 on 1 Nov., 
1725, at Boston. Writ dated 4 June, 1729. 

The claim was: "To the passage of two servants in the sloop 
Mary Ann, from Londonderry to New England, £20." Dated 
Marblehead, 26 Oct., 1725, and acknowledged at Georgetown, 
York, 24 Feb., 1728-9. 



284 NOTES. 

Jas. McGl vghlan of Boston, mariner, sued by Wm. Rogers 
or Arrowsiek, York, mariner, for breaking a contract, dated 
26 Nov. last, that he would go as skipper of Rogers' "scooner 
ye fisher on a fishing voyage to Canso to commence 20 March 
last." Claims damages of £60. Dated 17 Dec, 1720. 

Deposition of George Leech, of lawful age, — that he came 
as a passenger from Londonderry, in sloop Mary Ann, Thos. 
Rogers, commander, in the fall of 1725; that Mathew Ellis 
came also a passenger, and had three servants on board; and 
he has often heard Ellis say, after. their arrival at Marblehead, 
that he had paid for the passage of but one. He would pay 
for the other two in two months' time. Boston, 12 Dec, 1720. 

Suffolk files, No. 24080. 

A Tithingman's Duties. 

Honored Sur: Cap 1 . Minott, Justis of ye Pecc. 

I, Nathaniell Ball, being Chosen and Sworn to ye oftise of a 
tithingman I think it is my dute}' and I am obledged by account 
of my oath to aquaint and informe you of ye iregular actings 
of Mr. John Hove who has profained ye Sabbath day by 
Jornying and Carying burdens on sd day as allso by acting 
vorey profainly and abuese-efiy in time of gods publick wor- 
ship in ve meeting houss and father some time this last May 
when Mr. Estabroks was to catechies ye yoth and maids to 
this town ye aford sd John Howe did meet alonge with them 
and then toald ve voth or maids that Mr. Estabrokes did learn* 
them ye divels Catechism and that ye assembleyes of devincs 
was a diabolicall or a divilish thing and he spake to ye mai>l^ 
or garles when Mr. Estabrokes did catchiesy 111 thay shuldc slapo 
their buttakes at him. Severall if cald cane i>ive in their ess- 
denccs upon oath. Nathaniell Ball, Sen 1 

Concord dated June ye 11: 1691:. 

Middlesex Court hies. 


Answer to query of G. Stevens. — From Bristol, R. L, rec- 
ords. Jeremiah Osbandand wife Mercy had: Robert, b. 1684, 
Aug. 11; Katherine, b. 1686, Nov. 12; John, b. 1688-9, Oct. 
31; Jeremiah, b. 1693, July 25; Margaret, b. 1696, May 27; 
Sarah, b. 1701, May 11; Jeremiah, b. 1706, June 21. 

Mrs. Hannah Osborn, m. May 24, 1725, John Homans. 

Katherine Osborn m. May 24, 1708, Jonathan Woodbury. 

Mrs. Margaret Osborn and Samuel Woodbury, intention of 
marriage 7 July, 1721. a. l. w. 

Mark Moore and wife Sarah (Mason) lived in Northampton, 
N. C, in 1758. 1 would like to know their ancestry and 
names of their children. A son or brother went to Kentucky 
or Ohio and others to South Carolina. Rev. John Moore, a 
son, died near Huntsville, Ala., in 1852. 

T. C. Moore, 
77 Rayland Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 

Arnold. — Wanted: Information regarding the ancestry of 
Dinah Arnold, who was born Sept. 10, 1739, and died at 
Poundridge, N. Y., June 8th, 1785. She married William 
Budd- Lucas, about 1763 or G4. Ho was the schoolmaster of 
Pittstown, Albany Co., X. Y., and in the Revolution. J. h. s. 

Atherton. — Who was Sarah, wife of James Atherton 
(James, James). Where did James settle on leaving Lances- 
ter? He had son and grandson James. Who did they marry? 
Did Lydia Washburn marry the youngest James? Her parent- 
age? Wanted dates of death of the, above. k. s. m'c. 

Rundal. — Wanted: Address of persons interested in this 
query, page 332, Vol. VI. Address, Box 5, Danvers, Mass. 

Information desired regarding aucestors or descendants of 
of Isaac Lobdell, of Hull, Mass., whose daughter Mary mar- 
ried Jonathan Pierce in 1683. J. a. h. 



The Peaslees and others of Haverhill and Vicinity. 
By (Miss) A. E. Kimball. 8vo., pp. 72. Price, in paper $1; 
cloth, §1.50. This is a collection of valuable and interesting 
data coucerning the Peaslees, one of the important early fam- 
ilies of old Norfolk county, and their relatives. Miss Kimball 
has showed herself well qualified to write such a history. 
Joseph Peaslee was in Salisbury and Haverhill early. He 
was made freeman in 1042. Soon he was preaching, though 
not regularly called. He was appreciated by his neighbors, 
but not justified by the powers that were. Some trouble arose 
in consequence. 

He was an industrious farmer and left a good estate. His 
son Joseph followed in his father's footsteps. In 1699 he and 
his friends petitioned for permission to use the new meeting 
house for their way of worship but this was refused, they 
being judged to be Quakers. Therefore he opened his house 
for the use of the sect and the first regular meetings were con- 
ducted by him. Among the other families described are those 
of Davis, Sanders, Clements and Eastman. Many pictures of 
old homesteads are presented and there is an index. 

A Supplement to Notes on Joset-h Kellogg ofHadlev, 
containing notes on the families of Terry, White, and Wood- 
bury, by Rev. Justin P. Kellogg, 1S99. Printed for private 
distribution only. In these notes Dr. Kellogg has had the aid of 
Henry F. Waters. The Terrys were an important Hampshire 
family. John Terry married Mary, sister of Rev. John White 
of Dorchester, and his son Stephen, born in 1G08, emigrated to 
New England. 



The notes on the White family aro of particular interest as 
they relate to the family to which was due the permanent 
planting in Essex county, Mass. The Woodburys are another 
family concerned in the early settlement of Salem. Copies of 
Kellogg, White and Terry wiLs are printed. 

The Essex Institute Historical Collections for October has a 
genealogy of part of the Woodbury family. 


Nathaniel Merrill was in Newbury as early as 1638; his 
brother John was there in 1G35. The latter had but one 
child, Hannah, who married Stephen Swett. It is not known 
whence these brothers came although the name has long been 
of frequent occurrence in the east of England. Nathaniel 
Merrill died in 1655 and from him descend most of the name 
in the United States. The late Gen. Lewis Merrill of Phil- 
adelphia and the late Gyles Merrill of Haverhill, collected 
genealogical material and it is possible that Mr. Samuel Mer- 
rill of Boston may eventually publish a history of the family. 
In the meantime Dr. Frederick J. H. Merrill of Albany has 
printed his own ancestry in a pamphlet in which are embodied 
recent discoveries. Two charts are annexed, which show 
ancestral lines other than Merrill and principally in Connecticut. 
The pamphlet is entitled "The ancestry of Hamilton Wilcox 
Merrill", and is privately printed. 

The Kentucky Historical and Genealogical Magazine is 
a monthly published by Polk & Peay of Lexington, Ky. The 
first issue was in May of this year. The contents of May and 
June present an abundance of good things. Rev. James Smith's 
Journal of an Itinerary to Kentucky in 1785; Settlers of 1776; 
Moravian families of Jessamine; Johnson family; Jennings 
family, are a few of the .titles. Kentucky needs and should 
support a journal of this character. The study of genealog}' 


in that part of the Union is in that stage where tradition seems 
to obtain unlimited sway. A genealogical magazine conducted 
in a fearless manner will soon bring about a great change. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence, (R. I.) 
Vol. XIV, being Deed Book No. 2. Providence, 1899. The 
excellent work done by the Providence Record Commissioners, 
of whom Messrs. Rogers and Field are the survivors, has been 
frequently noted in these pages. The present volume is a copy 
of the original in the custody of the Recorder of Deeds. It is 
the first volume which was particularly used for the entry of 
land evidences and similar documents. The opening entry is 
of a deed from Benedict Arnold of Newport to his brother 
Stephen, delivered in 1677. The period covered is practically 
1675 to 1705, a period of rare value to the genealogist. 

Webster Genealogy: Owing to the' death of AVilliam A. 
Webster of Springfield, Mass., on January 2, 1899, the 
Webster Records which he was engaged in compiling have 
again come into the hands of S. P. Sharpies, who compiled the 
Kimball genealogy and who had worked on these records for 
some years before Mr. Webster undertook the task. The 
record will be as full as possible of the decendants of Thomas 
Webster of Hampton and John Webster, of Ipswich, but will 
not include the descendants of John Webster, governor of the 
Province of Connecticut. Most of the Webstors of Massa- 
chusetts, New Hampshire and Maine belong to the two fam- 
ilies mentioned. 

Ulrich's German Declensions of articles, nouns, adjec- 
tives, pronouns, and Schiller's "Die Jung frau von Orleans" 
in Ulrich's German Classics, will be found useful by teachers. 
Both are very inexpensive, and edited by a practical and qual- 
ified teacher, Herr Anton J. Ulrich, master in the Warwick 
school, England. 


(Continued from page 139.) 

6-5 m0 .-1654. 

Edward Richaidsof Lynn, joiner, for twenty-two 

Lynn. pounds hath sold unto Henry Rodes of Lynn six 

acres of upland and meadow being -salt marsh more 

or less formerly in possession of Joseph Jenks, Jr., lying in 

Lynn between John Fuller's land and the salt creek, as by 

deed dated 20 th , 4 mo ., 1654. 

Edward Richards of Lynn aforesaid srives bond for 
Lynn. ^0 to secure Henry Rodes in quiet possession of 
said lot. 21-4-1654. 

(24) 19-5 mo ., 1654. 
Nicholas Davison attorney for Mrs. Rebecca 
Marbiehead Craddock ah. Glover for £15 [57] hath sold unto 
Mr. William Walton of Marbiehead the house where- 
in the said William now dwelleth with the ground thereto 
belonging with the appurtenances, by deed dated 6 June, 1650. 


Edward Norrice, minister and teacher to the church 

saiem. °^ Salem, for £12 hath sold to Eleanor Trustier, 

widow, 100 acres more or less and 10 acres of meadow 

within the bounds of Salem: also 6 acres of meadow lying on 

Ipswich river all in the bounds of Salem, by deed dated 7 

Aug., 1654. 


John Hood of Lynn, N. E., yeoman, for £30 hath 

Essex in so ^ ^° Win. Crofts of do. yeo. , three dwelling houses 

oid England with all thereto belonging in Halsted, Essex, England, 

with covenant that said Wro. is to pay 40 sh . apiece 

to the sisters of the said Hood according to his father's will, 

as by deed 10 Dec, 1652. 





[59] John Blood and Robert Blood of Concord in 
Nottingham,^- &*3 ^ or £55 have sold to AVro. Crofts the moitye 
Old England °^ one tenement and half an ox gang in Ruddington, 
Nottinghamshire, and J part of a little cottage and 
ground thereunto belonging in the possession of Edward 
Symple, as by deed 1 May, 1649. 

A caveat for a bargain and sale of the close or 
Nottingham .enclosed land in the mill in Arnold in Nottingham- 
oid England shire and one parcell of land lying in Tannell field, 
one other parcell of land in Redhill field, and one 
other parcell lying in Swyne house field all which parcels with 
their appurtenances were sold unto William Crofts of Lynn, 
yeoman, by Gabriel Wheldon and John Wheldon his youngest 
son for and in consideration of 20 li , with a covenant to make 
further assurance according to law, as by deed dated 21 Oct., 

A caveat for a grant and deed of gift of Thomas 
saiem. [60] Reignolds to Thomas Johnson of his part of 
the house lately purchased of Dorothy King as by 
writing dated 20 Feb., 1653. 

Thomas Johnson for 30 H hath sold unto Adam 
Saiem. Westgate his dwelling house with land thereto adjoin- 
ing lying between Tymothy Laskin and Robert Grayes 
lots in Salem, as by deed dated 29-6-1654. 

2 Sept., 1654: " 
George Keysar of Lynn for 14-10-0 to John Fuller 
Lynn. 27 acres of meadow lying in Rumly Marsh between 
lands of Samuel Bennett and John Tarbox as by deed 
dated 5-1-1649. 

(25) 2 Sept., 1654, 
Samuel Bennett of Lynn, carpenter, hath sold 
Lynn. to Nicholas Potter of Lynn, bricklayer, 60 acres land 


lying northwards from Adam Hauks' farm, adjoining the land 
of said Nicholas Potter, as by writing dated 25-1-1644. 

2 Sept., 1654. 
George Keysar of Lynn for 5-4-0 [61] hath sold 
Lynn. unto Nicholas Potter of Lynn 12 J acres meadow more 
or less in Rumly Marsh lying between John Gills and 
Thomas Townsend's lands, as by deed of 3 July, 1640. 

2 Sept., 1654. 
William Hooke of Salisbury, hath sold unto George 
Lynn. Kesar of Lynn for 24-10-0, 70 acres of salt marsh 
lying in Rumly Marsh, late the land of Thomas Dex- 
ter, as by deed dated 1 July, 1647. 

2 Sept., 1654. 
John Poole of Redding in Middlesex, hath sold 
Lynn. unto George Keysar of Lynn, tanner, for £5, 16 acres 
of salt marsh in Romly Marsh within the bounds of 
Lynn, as by deed dated 28-3-1650. 

2 Sept., 1654. 

Edmond Batter of Salem hath sold unto Thomas 

Salem. Anthrop his farm at Brooksby, excepting what was 

sold to Richard Way and excepting a parcel of 

meadow and land called Cranberry pond, as by deed dated 


[62] 13-7-1654. 
Richard Waters of Salem, gunsmith, hath sold 
saiem. to Walter Price for £6 one ten acre lot in the South- 
field in Salem lying between the lands of said Walter 
and Richard Moore, as by deed dated 25-11-1653. 


Samuel Hutchinson of Lynn hath for £30 sold unto 

Lynn. John Mansfield of the same his dwelling house, with 

ten acres of land adjoining, two acres of- salt marsh 

and 3£ acres of fresh marsh within the bounds of Lynn, as by 

deed dated 12 July, 1647. 



A caveat for John Mansfield who purchased of 

Lynn. Thomas Kendall, carpenter, his house and lots which 

were Mr. Southes, twelve acres of upland and 8-J 

acres of marsh within the bounds of Lynn, as by deed dated 


George Keysar of Lynn, tanner, ( and Elizabeth his 
Lynn. wife, for 16-10-0 have sold unto Andrew Mansfield 
8 acres of salt marsh in [63] Rumly Marsh, as by 
deed dated 14-4-1653. 

(26) 18-7-1654. 

Robert Mansfield of Lynn hath sold unto An- 

Lynn. drew Mansfield one house and six acres of land 

adjoining with the rocky hill, Sadlers Marsh and 

12 acres of salt marsh in Romny Marsh, as by deed dated 

10-4-1650. .» 

10 Oct., 1654. 
Jonathan Porter of Salem, planter, hath sold unto 
saiem. James Chichester his dwelling house with the land 
adjoining being about If acres for and ^in considera- 
tion that the said James shall freely allow and give meat, 
drink, and lodging unto his wife Eunice Porter during her 
widowhood, in case the said Jonathan shall dye before her, as 
by deed dated 2 Oct., 1654. 

19 Oct., 1654. 
A caveat for John Woody and Thomas Flynt who 
saiem, bought of John Pickering his farm which he bought 
of Mr. Higginson being 150 acres of meadow and 
pasture more or less, as by deed dated 18 Oct., 1654. 

[62] 27 Oct., 1654. 

John Jackson of Salem, mariner, for £3 hath 

saiem. so ^ t acre °^ sa ^ marsh lying in the Southfield 

between goodman Rayes and goodman Archer's salt 

marsh unto Jonathan Porter, as by a deed dated the 2 Oct. , 1654. 


27 Oct., 1654. 

Jonathan Porter hath assigned all his right and 

Salem, interest to the three-quarters of an acre of salt marsh 

in the next record above mentioned unto Francis 

Skerry of Salem, husbandman, as by a writing dated 3 Oct. , 



Samuel Archard of Salem, carpenter, hath sold 

saiem. unto John Beckett of do., shipwright, one dwelling 

house and three acres of land behind it, more or less, 

for £16, between Edward Harnett and Richard Lambert, as 

by deed dated 9«Apr., 1655. 

(To be continued.) 


170 Lydia Fox 

(Continued from page 233.) 

June, 1735 

Sarah Francis 

Apr., 1716 

Josiah Francis Sept. 18, 1722 (died Nov., 1798). 

Melliscent* Francis Jan. 29, 1729 (died July 5, 1800)' 






• Hezekiah Francis 
190 Selah 

Dec. 4, 1755 

Nov. 8, 1757 

Oct. 23, 1760 

Apr. 29, 1763 

Apr., 1769 

Elias Francis 

April 30, 


Thankful* Francis 

June 17, 


Rachel " 

June 18, 


Seth Hun < < 

Nov. 13, 


Levif " 

Justus Francis 

Nov. 8, 


Keturah* Francis 



Appleton Andrewf 

Aug. 9, 


Mar. 11, 1738 

Dec. 27, 1762 

Oct. 14, 1764 

Aug. 10, 1766 

Aug. 10, 1777 



Manda " Aug. 31, 1769 
Hezekiah 6 c 

Adonijahf Francis June 20, 1778 

Olive Frazier April 2, 1753 

Irene Fuller Nov. 14, 1757 

Justus Francis, 2 d 

Benjamin Goodrich July 21, 1717 

Sarah- " 

200 Rhoda " 

David " 

John Goodrich 
Abigail Price 

Mary Goodrich 
Elizur Goodrich 
Hannah Goodrich 

John Graham 
Hannah- Graham 
210 Samuel " June 19, 1771 

Clara " June 9, 1773 

Mary " 

Hannahf " March 30, 1777 

• Sarahf " Jan. 7, 1779 

Josiah Griswold 



Gideon Hun 

March 12, 


Rebecca* Hun 

Feb. 3, 


Rebecca ' c 

March 5, 


Eunice " 

May 1, 


Enos Hun 

March 1, 


Esther* Hun 

220 Elisheba " 

May 6, 


Davidf Hun 

Jan. 29, 


Rebeccaf Hun 

Amos Hurlbut 

April 14, 


Sarah* « 

May 29, 


Charles Hurlbut 

Nov. 4, 


Martha* " 

Jerusha ' c 

April 18, 


John " 

April 10, 


Elias Hurlbut 

Feb. 17, 


Patience* Hurlbut 

Mehitable " 

June 19, 


230 Ellener " 

July 25, 


Martha " 

Feb. 1, 


Phebe " 

Jan. 25, 


Absolom < i 

May 29, 


Jemimaf " 

June 7, 


Sybil Hurlbut 

- . -- 

Fitch Hurlbut 

Feb. 27, 


Jemima* " 

Aug. 70, 


Lemuel Hurlbut 

Tabitha* " 


Hannahf Hurlbut 
Lemuelf l { 

Levi Hurlbut 


240 Martha* " 

Feb. 11, 


Roger ' £ 
Seth " 



Martin Kellogg 

Aug. 2, 


Mary* " 
Ellener " 

March 10, 


Jemima " 



Martin Kellogg 
Hannah* < ' 

July 10, 


Hannah < * 
250 Mary " 

Jemimaf Kellogg 

Martinf < < 

Jan. 17, 
May 26, 


Elizabeth Kellogg 

Cynthia " May, 1764 

Phineas < ' 

(To be continual.) 


{Continued from page 122.) 

George Roapes, of Salem, "lately deceased". Inventory 
by Edward Norrice and Benjamin Gerrish, sworn to by William 
Eoapes, 22, 10 mo ., 1675, who had power of administration 
granted him. Mary the mother of the deceased to have the 
remainder of the estate. Total estate £20.2.09. A later 
entry suoavs the estate is indebted £32.18.03, besides charges 
of burial, — u the estate holds out but to pay 10 sh " in the pound. 

Caleb Kimball "slain with Capt. Lothrop in the contry 
service". Inventory by Charles Gott and Walter Fairefeild, 
taken 25-9-1675, and presented by Richard Kimball 30-9-1675. 

House and 24 acres, £84.5; two horses; seven weeks' 
wages due from the country 42 sh . Total £50. 5. 09. [301. 72. ] 

Administration to Henry and Richard Kimball, 30-9-1675. 
The said Henry being deceased "sole administratrix is granted 
to the sd Richard, who is to paye out of the estate to the 12 
children of ye deceased Hen. Kemboll to pay 18 sh to each of 
them when the come of age". 30-4-1676. 

Account of debts — due to the heirs or administrators of 
Henry Kimball his father £25: to Deacon Goodhue: to Walter 
Fairfoild: Ezekiell Woodword: Mr. Batter: Tho. Ives: Peeter 
Cheever: Mr. Cromwell: Mr. Newman: Good. Hay ward ye 
hatter of Ipswich: Jon. Baker of Ipswich: John Stafford: 
Cornett Whipple: John Sparkes: his uncle Richard Kimball's 
estate: Lewis Elford: delivered to Eliza Norton by Caleb's 
order ;_total £38.14.06. [301.90.] 

[The following Caleb was uncle to the foregoing. What fol- 
lows is given in this place as a matter of convenience. Al- 
though the paper is marked "recorded" its registry was not 
among our present probate records.] 

Caleb Kimball of Ipswich. Inventory of estate on file. 
Estate appraised 23 Sept., 1682. Housing with the homestead 



andtcommonage, £120; "tings lot"; i 'watels his neck" ; "Kalys 
lot"; 14 acres marsh formerly John Wyats; land in Bradford; 
land in Salisbury; a child's blanket; 40 lbs. of yarn £2; 
household furniture, etc. ; total £560.12.00. Debts £16.18.11; 
to Deacon Goodhue, Mr. John Appleton, Mr. Wainwright, Sr. , 
Mr. John Wainwright, Samuel Moses, Mr. Tousey, John 
Graines, Abram Pirkins, Richard Hutin, Jonathan Lomas, 
John Kimball, John Deneson, Robert Lord, Robert Kinsman. 

Witnesses: John Whipple, Sr., John Deneson, Sr., John 
Brewer, Sr. Hannah Kimball, relict and administratrix pre- 
sented the inventory, 26-7-1 682. 

Order for distribution of estate; widow to have £98.15.4 
and the use of the whole to bring up the children until of age. 
The sons to have their portions at 21 years, the daughters at 
eighteen or marriage. Caleb the eldest son to have double 
portion, being £98.15.4. Anna, Elizabeth, Abigail, Mary, 
Robert, Benjamin, Sarah, to have £49.15.8 each. Lands to 
be apportioned by Capt. J no Wnipple, John Brewer, Sr., and 
John Deneson, Sr. 26 Sept., 1682. (15,529.) 

John Trebe [Trefry?] Inventory .Jjy John Peach, * Sr., 
and James Denis, * 24-9-1675, presented by the relict Mary 
30-9-1675. House and grounds £40. Total £74.11.06. 
Debt to Mr. Wm. Browne, Sr., £25.17.4^ and to others 
£9.17.7. [301.72.] 

Philip Nowell. Inventory by Habbacuck Turner, total 
£41.16.03. "Wages at 30 ?h per month;" "2 hh d brandy £20, 
1 quarter cask do. £5." In court 22-10-1675. Admon. to 
Turner, who is to render an account at the next court at Salem. 

Edward Jerson [Ireson] of Lynn. Will, not dated: to 

son Samuel 40 acres which is my farm, lying next to John 
Haukes on one side, and this land I do cnve hi m j s to go to the 

next heir after his decease. To son Benjamin my house and 

land adjoining, and 4 A. of meadow lying up in the country, 

* Peach and Dennis were inhabitants of Marblehead. 


and 2 acres in Rumney marsh, and this he is not to have until 
after his mother's decease, but if he live with his mother he 
is to have half the cattle and the corn, etc. Daughter Eliz- 
abeth, £20 out of the stock. Daughter Ruth, one ewe and 
one lamb. Wife to have the movables at her disposal. 

Witnesses: Henry Silsby, Henry Collens. Administration 
to relict Alice, who is to fulfil the mind of the deceased, 

Inventory, by Tho. Laughton, Henry Collens, Henry Silsby, 
20-11-1675: dwelling house, barn, orchard and 5 acres upland 
adjoining and 2 acres marsh, £70; 40 acres upland in the 
country £10; 4 acres fresh meadow in the country £8. Total 
£291.10.6. [301.74.] 

Jeffery Thistle of Abbetsbury, Dorset, England, at pres- 
ent in New England. 

Will: being bound to sea. Richard Reeth and Mathew 
Clark, both of Marblehead, sole executors. To eldest son 
Richard, 20 sh , which John Darlin of Salem owes me, and -£ 
barrel of oil of John Tuck, and 10 sh , and all my fishing craft 
that is in my chest at Clem Englishes house in Salem. To 
daughter Joane Thistle in Abbetsbury, a bond in the hands of 
John Hedgcock in Abbetsbury and £30 principal and what is 
due from Mr. Henry Feavor, and all my propriety in England. 
To grandchild Jeffery, son of Richard, £20, and all that is 
coming to me of the voyage along with John Dorlin of Salem, 
which Ezekiell Waters hath the doings of; and my venture on 
this voyage, and wages due to me, and 15 acres at Bass river. 
To my son Richard's daughter Mary, £10. My grandchild 
Jeffery, my chest and bed at Clem English in Salem. These 
children not of age. What is to come from the voyage of 
Ezekiel Waters shall be paid to Richard Thistle toward the 
land for the use of the boy. Signed by mark. Dated 29 Oct., 
1675. Witnessed by Samuel Morgan and Edward Hum- 
phreys, who appeared in court, 27-4-1676. [301.75.] 

Inventory by Morgan and Humphreys, £83.19, including 
land in Beverly, and "money in Hen. Hayman's hand £3''. 
Debts, £17.10. Richard Reith and Mathew Clark, executors. 

(To be continued.) 


Continued from page 277. 

Ward, George C. At Salem, Mr. G. C." W. to Miss Nabby 

Elkins, both of that town. S. June 10, 1786. 
Ward, Hannah, m. Mathias Day. 
Ward, Nathaniel. At Wilmington, N. C., Mr. N. W., of 

Salem, in this state, to Miss Jane Walker, of Wilmington. 

W. Apr. ■ 13, 1791. 
Ward, Sally, m. Benjamin Felt. 
Ward, Sarah, m. Elijah Brigham. 
Warden, Betsy, m. Samuel Creese. 
Wardrobe, Capt. John. Capt. J. W. to Miss Nancy Went- 

worth. S. Dec. 18, 1790. [At Portsmouth implied.] 
Warner, Miss, m. Hon. Cotton Tufts. 
Warner, Mrs., m. John M. Lovell. 
Warner, Betsey, m. Capt. Peleg Wood, Jun. 
Warner, Cornelia, m. Capt. Jonathan Rowland. 
Warner, Elizabeth, m. Joseph Snelling. 
Warner, Hannah, m. Joseph Edmonds. 
Warren, Abijah. Mr. A. W., of Attleboro\ to Miss Lydia 

Nightingale, daughter of the late Samuel Nightingale, Esq. 

W. Oct. 30, 1793. 
Warren, Betsy, m. Arnold Welles, Jun. 
Warren, Henry. At Plymouth, Mr. H. W. to Miss Mary 

Winslow. S. Nov. 26, 1791. 
Warren, Polly, m. Abraham Trip. 
Warren, Sally, m. Jonathan Lander. 
Washburn, Polly, m. Ephraim Thompson. 
Washington, Corban. In Virginia, Mr. C. W., son of Col. 

John Augustine Washington, and nephew of the General, to 

Miss Hannah Lee, daughter of the Hon. Richard Henry 

Lee, Esq. S. Juno 9, 1787. 
Washington, Mildred, m. Thomas Lee. 
Waterbury, P. C. [At New York] Mr. P. C. W. to Miss 

Lydia Curtis. W. June 13, 1792. 
Waterhouse, Dr. Benjamin. Dr. B. W., Professor of the 

theory and practice of physick in the University of Cam- 
bridge, to Miss Elizabeth Oliver. 

(To be continued.) 




By Mrs. William Boome. * 

Two of the name of Burton were in Essex county earl} 7 , John 
Burton of Salem and Boniface Burton of Lynn, in 1630. The 
latter lived to a great age, said to be 115 years. [Hull's diary 
in Am. Antiq. Soc. Ill 229]. His will dated 21 Feb., 1666-7: 
proved 24 June, 1669, is ample evidence that he was not the 
father of John Burton of Salem, and that he did not leave issue. 
Boniface was the maternal uncle of Edmund Spinkes of Warm- 
ington, Northants. Spinkes and John Nay lor were his heirs at law 
but the will disposed of his small property without regard to them. 
The wife of Sam 1 .Bennett, a neice, received a small remem- 
brance. [See Water's Gleanings, page 171.] A Thomas 
Burton was of Hingham in 1640, and in 1646 was of the party 
in favor of religious liberty. [See Winthrop II, 262, 302.] 
He is called "Mr." by Winthrop, but in Hutchinson's Collec- 
tions is a reference to him as "an old grocer of London.' 1 An 
Edward Burton was in Charlestown in 1633, but Wyman says 
he soon removed to Hingham. There are descendants of 
William Burton, of Warwick, II. I., in 1666, who died in 1714. 
Nearly forty parishes and places in England are called Burton, 
and families bearing the name are numerous through the cen- 
tral and eastern parts of England. 

The Essex Burtons are descendants of John Burton who 
participated in the division of lands in Salem in Dec, 1637, 
as a single man. John Burton was a tanner, well to do, 
respected, and of independent opinions. He was associated 
with the Quakers and in 1658 was arrested while on his way 
to Rhode Island. After this he lived in Salem, and from 
1660 to 1662 was fined for non-attendance at church, as was 

♦Assisted by Eben Putnam. 



also his daughter Hannah. His son Samuel was a legatee of 
Lawrence Southwick, who made his will at Shelter Island in 
1659 while a refugee from Salem. In 1680 John Burton was 
one of several persons connected with the Quakers who received 
from Joseph Boyce of Salem land for a burial ground. Essex 
Deeds V, 87. His character and history is very well summed 
up in the following quotation", from Rev. C. W. Upham's 
Witchcraft at Salem Village. 

"John Burton came early to Salem by way of Barbados. 
He combined the pursuits of a farmer and a tanner. He 
was a sturdy old Englishman, "who while probably holding 
the theological sentiments that prevailed in his day, 
abhorred the spirit of persecution, and was unwilling to 
live where it was allowed to bear sway. He does not 
appear to have been a Quaker, but sympathized with all 
who suffered wrong. In 1658 he went off in their com- 
pany to Rhode Island, sharing their banishment. But 
his conscience would not let him rest in voluntary flight. 
He came back in 1661 to bear his testimony against 
oppression. He was brought before the Court as an 
abettor and shelterer of Quakers. He told the Justices 
that they were robbers and destroyers of the widows and 
fatherless, that their priests divined for money and that 
their worship was not the worship of God. They com- 
manded him to keep silent. He commanded them to be 
silent. They thought it best to bring the colloquy to a 
close by ordering him to the stocks. They finally con- 
cluded, upon the whole, to let him alone, and he remained 
here the rest of his life. His descendants are through a 
daughter (who married William Osborne) and his son 
Isaac. They are numerous under both names. Isaac was 
an active and respectable citizen of the village, and a 
farmer of enterprise and energy. He carried on, under 
a lease, Gov. Endecott's farm of over 500 acres on Ipswich 
River, and had lands of his own." 



Felt's Annals of Salem (2 d edition) presents the following 
information regarding Burton's connection with the Quakers. 

From Felt's Annals of Salem, Vol. II. — March, 1658, John 
Burton and others are apprehended in Dedham while on 
their way to E. I. to provide a residence for themselves 
and family. Nov. 27, 1660. The wife of John Burton 
and of Robert Stone and other Quakers are prosecuted. 
A letter from Mary Trask and Margaret Smith to the 
Governor, relative to the persecution of their denomina- 
tion, concludes: "From your house of correction (in 
Boston) where we have been unjustly restrained from our 
children and habitations, one of us about ten months and 
ye other about eight, and where we are as yet continued 
by you oppressors, yet know noe shame." Dec. 10, 1661. 
Several of the Friends are fined as usual. John Burton 
tells the Justices that they are robbers and destroyers of 
the widows and fatherless and that their priests divine for 
money and that their worship is not the worship of God. 
Being commanded silence, he commands the court to be 
silent. He continues speaking in this manner till he is 

ordered to the stocks As John Small, 

South wick and John Burton were on their way from 
Salem to R. I., to provide a place for themselves and fam- 
ilies, they were arrested at Dedham where the constable 
with aid and with a ballet and brazen-headed staff con- 
veyed them like Mutherers through the streets of Boston. 
When Gov. Endicott understood that they were only 
passing quietly through the country he ordered them to 
be set at liberty. That he should at the same time fine 
them 12 shillings is far more unaccountable than his 
clemency. It was indeed making the poor Quakers pay 
for the blunders of more unexcusablo conduct of bi» 

In 1647 John Burton and others were in court charged with 
sleeping on watch and suffering their arms to be taken from 


them. In 1649 he bought a house and two and one hall acres 
of land in the North fields between Thomas Buxton and Thomas 
Nichols. John Burton was aged 48 in 1666, but, as he par- 
ticipated in the division of lands in 1637, he was probably born 
a year or two earlier than 1618. 

His will, dated 14 Oct., 1684, was proved 16 Nov., 1684. 
Witnesses, Robert Fuller, Richard Croade, Sr. He mentions 
sons John, executor, Samuel and Isaac, son-in-law William 
Osborne and his wife Hannah. Also grandchild Samuel and 
other grandchildren. 

He appointed his friend Robert Fuller, son-in-law William 
Osborne, Sr. , and Isaac Cooke, overseers of the will. On the 
same date Henry Kenney, aged 60 years, and John Nickols, 
74 (or 44), deposed as follows: "That John Burton, Sen r , do- 
ceased, several times in way of discourse said that in case 
his two sons John and Samuel should die, not having an} 7 heirs of 
their bodies lawfully begotten, that his son Isaac and the heirs 
of his body should inherit his land; because he would have it 
continue in the name of Burton." From the will of his son 
Isaac it is seen that neither of his brothers left issue; and Isaac 
thus having the land, left to his son Isaac the reversion in 
same property. There was henceforward no trouble, probably, 
from lack of heirs, as Isaac had two wives and thirteen children. 
He is styled u Captain" on the probate records, 302.115. 

John, aet. 21 in 1661; died s. p. 
Samuel, died s. p. 
Isaac, born 1647; d. 3 May, 1706. 

Hannah, living 1721; m. 17 March 1671-2, William Os- 
borne of Salem, who died in 1729. On 16 Dec, 1717, 
Daniel Southwick, aet. 71, and Samuel Ebborne, aet. 78, 
both of Salem, testify that William Osborne of Salem 
held three parcels of land in Northfields for which he was 
entitled to cottage rights from their being the sites of 

© © © 

cottages, before 1661, of John Burton, Thomas Bullock 
and Wodman Gyles. Essex Deeds 32.256. 


Jacob, killed at Turner's Falls fight 8 May, 1676. He 
was in Capt. Turner's company, and is credited to both 
Northfield and Salem. He did not leave issue. 

(To be continued.) 

A Handbook of Pbactical Suggestions fob the Use 
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This little manual is intended to answer the question so often 
put by intending genealogists of both sexes, " How do you go 
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During 1900, Putnam's Historical Magazine will be issued as 
a quarterly, and each number will contain about eighty pages. 
The price will be three dollars for a yearly subscription, if paid 
in advance, otherwise four dollars. Single copies one dollar. 

Subscribers are requested to send to me a list of such num- 
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stock of back issues is small and will be disposed of very soon. 
I will buy back issues in many cases. 

Subscribers are requested to remit for 1900, on receipt of this 

All communications should be addressed to me care of box 
199, Salem, Mass. Eben Putnam. 

The Genealogists Note Book, which was very kindly re- 
ceived in many quarters, has ceased publication. The publish- 
ers, The Endicott Press, state the reason for this step is the 
expected absence of Mr. Eben Putnam, who has been supplying 
the material for the Note Book. Some features of the Note 
Book will be incorporated in Putnam's Historical Magazine. 

Hammatt Papers, part vn, completing the series, is pub- 
lished. The papers are of great service in any search concerning 
families about Ipswich, Mass. Parts 2-7, may be had for $5. 
Part I is out of print. 

Topsfield Historical Society Collections, Vol. iv, is 
at hand. It has not the value to genealogists which the earlier 
volumes have. 

Manchester Historic Association Collections, Vol. i, 
Part II, is at hand. There are two papers relating to Gen. John 
Stark. ...-.' 

The Maine Historical Society announces that com- 
mencing with the January number of the Quarterly the publi- 
cation of Miss Mary F. Farnham's " Documents relating to the 
Territorial History of Maine " will be begun. The number of 
volumes needed to complete this work is not known. Each 
volume will contain four hundred and forty-eight pages. 



The Essex Antiquarian completes its third volume with 
the December issue. This issue contains notes on the Annis 
family, a continuation of the Court records of Essex, and an in- 
structive article on gravestones by Sidney Perley. Mr. Perley 
notes that the oldest stone now standing in Essex County is at 
Andover, bearing the date of 1668. He thinks few stones 
erected prior to 1725 are extant. Marble came into general use 
after 1810. The year 1680 may be said to mark the period in 
which cemetery inscriptions are available. This date is some- 
what earlier than the usual run of inscriptions in British ceme- 
teries. p 

Old Elliot, for September, contains a genealogy of the 
Gowen family, by Nathan Goold. Old Elliot is an unassuming 
publication of great value to New Hampshire genealogists. 

Foundations of Genealogy, with Suggestions on tele 
Art of Preparing Records of Ancestry, by William S. 
Mills, LL.B. pp. 270. [Price, $1.] 

The author states in his preface that he has a two-fold purpose 
in offering his book to the public : one, to present a study of 
genealogy as a science, the other as a help in tracing lineages 
and preserving the material for family history; The eight 
chapters into which the work is divided are — Motives for Gene- 
alogical Inquiry, History and Genealogy, A Survey of the Field, 
The Qualifications of the Genealogist, The Number and Names 
of our Ancestors, The Genealogy of the Family, The Sources 
of Information, Records in the Mother Country. 

The author is an enthusiast ; he sees the -time when " chairs 
of history and genealogy will be established in our colleges." 
In spite of this evident bent toward an over estimation of the 
real value of genealogy and its connection with history, there is 
very much of value in his suggestions and sound good sense in 
most of his directions. He is generous in his praise of the work 
doing by others, and, in spite of the many defects, unavoidable 
probably in the first American book of this character, one de- 


plores the necessity which caused the author to devote so little 
space to such an interesting subject. 

The beginner will find the book of value, and it is to be hoped 
that the partially promised second, enlarged edition will materi- 
alize. L. C. T. 

Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots, heretofore un- 
known, being a list of men and women who loaned money to the 
Federal Government during the years 1777-79, by Bell Merrill 
Draper. Privately printed for the Mass. D. A. R. 

It was chance which led Mrs. Draper to look into the accounts 
of loans, but the result of her labors far exceeded her first anti- 
cipations, and the consequence is this list, a part of several 
thousand names of patriots who loaned money to the Revolu- 
tionary government in the trying years of 1777-79, now preserved 
in Washington. About six hundred and sixty individuals are 
enumerated as of Massachusetts, of those about one hundred 
and twenty were Essex County people, and the country town 
of Danvers supplied twelve. 

Mrs. Draper precedes her list with an historical account of 
the loans to the government and shows how these lists came into 
existence. The claim that the loan was evidence of patriotism 
is, we fear, not always sustainable. Very few, not patriots, 
would have risked their money, but, if not mistaken, we have 
caught the names of more than one person whose chief care dur- 
ing those years was to determine which side of the fence to stay 
on. Mrs. Draper has pointed out a new field in which the 
D. A. R. may work. There is value in such lists as these, besides 
the evidence needed by prospective members in patriotic hered- 
itary societies. 

The Old Northwest Genealogical Quarterly for 
October reprints the Ward pedigrees in the visitations of Lon- 
don, 1633-35. We sincerely regret the evident intention of 
the managers of the Quarterly to devote so much space to re- 
printing lists of names, and other material, from sources outside 


of the Northwest, where it seems to us there is ample material. 
In this number are tables showing the letters in use in 
the English Assay Office, of course reproducing among others 
the characters in the old court hand. The Prince house, fig- 
ured in this number, was not, as stated, built in 1660, nor 
occupied by Robert Prince, although it was the home of his 
widow, Sarah Osborn, who was hung in 1692. 

Devon Notes and Queries a quarterly Journal devoted to 
the Local History, Biography and Antiquities of the County of 
Devon, edited by P. F. S. Amery, John S. Amery and J. Brook- 
ing Rowe, F. S. A. 

For some time past it has been a matter of regret to many 
that there is no publication by which communication can be 
maintained between the large number of persons who are inter- 
ested in Devonshire, or for the reception of Notes on the Topog- 
raphy, Antiquities, Folk Lore, Local Customs, Genealogy and 
kindred subjects connected with Devon. 

Besides communications with reference to History, Antiquities, 
and other subjects of interest, and questions thereon and replies 
thereto, it is proposed that there should be printed with each 
part in the form of an Appendix with distinct pagination, Doc- 
uments existing only in Manuscript, such as Heraldic Visita- 
tions, Collections of Wills, or the History of a Church or Parish, 
After Death Inquisitions, Feet of Fines, Pipe Rolls, Churchwar- 
dens' Accounts, Manor Court Rolls, or Reprints of Scarce 
Tracts or Volumes. 

The Annual Subscription will be $1.56 per annum and may be 
sent to the Publisher, Mr. James G. Commin, 230 High 
Street, Exeter, England. 

Walker — There is soon to be published a " Genealogical 
History of Walkers and Allied Families," who came from Scot- 
land via Ireland about 1728, stopping awhile in Chester Coun- 
ty, Pa., afterwards removing to Rockbridge and adjoining 
counties in Virginia. 

■ ' 

ttOTES. 311 

The work will contain extensive records of the Moore, 
McPheeters, Stuart, Scott, Coalter, Inman, Bryan, Houston, 
McKamy, Hays, Clayton, Crawford, Henry and other families. 

Also some authentic war records, biographical sketches, Indian 
history, over forty interesting letters written by Hon. Haw- 
kins Taylor, of Washington, D. C, and letters which were 
written by members of the family early in the present century. 

Any records or data should be forwarded at once to Mes. J. 
B. White, 630 Humboldt Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 

The Genealogical Reseaech Society, (with head-quar- 
ters in London.) A society is forming in England under the 
above name. The prospectus is as follows : — In matters genea- 
logical, as in other affairs, the great desideratum has ever been 
to attain a maximum of result with the expenditure of a minimum 
of labour. It is often the case that individual effort in genea- 
logical research remains unattended by results at all commen- 
surate with the labour expended. The great mass of English rec- 
ords must ever remain unindexed. They are scattered in more 
than twenty thousand different repositories. A regimemt work- 
ing a dozen lifetimes could not compass a tithe of them. Any 
plan, thereore, which will enable genealogists to obtain their 
1 evidences ' upon a fixed scale of charges, without committing 
themselves to an indefinite expenditure for research, is worthy 
of attention. Moreover, it is claimed for the following scheme 
that, under it, records can be explored that never would be worth 
examination in any search for a single family. 

The Genealogical Research Society is established for the bene- 
fit of those who seek evidence relating to a family bearing a cer- 
tain surname, but who would not desire to have their search 
confined to records appertaining to any single English county.* 
It is also intended to be of service to those who have not yet 
discovered the original habitat of the family they are engaged 

* Kindred Societies, for dealing with the records of certain Counties, 
are in course of formation. 

312 NOTES. 

upon. Private sources will be laid under contribution, and 
search will be made for the members of the Society in Miscel- 
laneous Original Records, excluding those records that have been 
made accessible by means of adequate lexicographical indexes. 

It is obvious that such an enterprise cannot be made remun- 
erative upon the terms hereafter proposed, unless a considerable 
number of different family names are to be searched for at the 
same time. 

A minimum number of twenty subscribers of a guinea is re- 
quired. Search for the surnames they are interested in will be 
made, and each subscriber will receive in return twenty extracts 
from original records relating to persons of any one surname ; or 
such smaller number of extracts of such entries as shall be found 
in the records that are searched for the Society during the six 
months following the day of his subscription. Individual sub- 
scribers may indicate the limits of the period they are interested 
in ; they may also exclude any class of records that they may 
have already exhausted, or which are outside the subject of 
their inquiry. 

The existence of the Society will undoubtedly give a fresh 
impetus to genealogical research generally ; the information it 
will supply will be new ; and workers in this field will find that 
their extracts so laboriously gathered will have acquired a new 
potential market value. 

Irish Feiexds Records. — Transcripts of the early records 
of births, marriages and deaths are kept at 6 Eustace Street, 
Dublin, but they are in many cases very incomplete. These 
records commence with 1670. Searchers are charged a fee of 
62 1-2 cents for the first hour, and 25 cents per hour thereafter. 
The persons interested must make the searches themselves. 
Every courtesy is shown enquirers, which is also the rule at 
Devonshire House, London, where the English Friends Records 
may be consulted. 


Note. — "Marriage notices for the whole United States " are alphabetically 
arranged and are nut indexed. 

Abbott, Note on family, 

Abbott, 33, 105, 106, 202, 

Aborn, 244. 
Adams, 11, 37, 74, 107, 

139, 18G, 201. 214, 24(3, 

Adams, Mass., 170. 
Aderton, 181. 
Ager, 85. 
Alabama, 41. 
Albany, New York, 170. 
Alexander, 245. 
Alf ord, Mass.. 152, 170,247. 
Allen, 27, 45, 228, 254. 
Alray, 3, 232, 2G3. 
Amenia, New York, 247. 

Aroery. 310. 
Amesbury, Mass., 109. 
Amory, 231. 
Anderton, 33. 
Andrew, Andrews, An- 

dros, etc., 0, 33, OS, 145- 

7, 196, 2 IS. 
Aunable family, 101, 102. 
Antrop, Anthrop, 136,291. 
Ap Adams, 107. 
Appleton, ISO, 299. 
Archard, 293. 
Archer, 292. 
Arlington, Vt., 170. 
Armitiige, 130. 
Armory of Devon and 

Cornwall, noticed, 109. 
Arms, 173. 

Arnold. 38, 285, 2SS. 

Arnold, Eng., 290. 

Arnold's treason, 38, 184. 

Arrangement of geuealo- 
gies, 271. 

Arrowsick, Me., 58, 284. 

Ashby, 26. 

Ashley, 152. 

Atherton, 181, 2S5. 

Athorton, Humphrey, 
descendants of, 99. 

Atherton genealogy, 98. 

Atherton of Lancaster- 
shire, arms of, 9S. 

Attwood, 147, 283. 

Austin, 271. 

Averill, 244. 

Avery, 70. 

Babson, 204. 

Badger, 77, 186. 

Bagger, 77. 

Bagley, ISO. 

Bags, 283. 

Bailey, 200, 240. 

Bakas, 12. 

Baker, 25, 20, 27, 103, 193, 

200, 29S. 
Balch, 7, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30. 
Ball, 284. 
Balle, 50. 
Balleutine, 154. 
Ballstown, N. Y., 170. 
Bancroft, 05, 240. 
Banks, 198. 
Barbour, 135. 
Barnard, 180. 
Barnes, 200. 
Barnet, 193. 
Barrett, 75, 70. 

Barrows, 283. 
Bartlett, 81. ISO. 
Barton, 3!, 242. 
Bassett, 45. 
Batchelder, 27. 44. 
Bateman, 72, 74, 70. 
Bates. 15, 43, S7. 
Bath crick, Bathrick, 100, 

Batter, 244, 291, 298. 
Baxter, 105. 
Beach, 199, 200. 
Beadle, 32. 
Bean, 246. 
Beauharnois, 88. 
Beckett, 293. 
Beode, 34. 
Belden, 147. 
Belts, 33. 
Benigni, 40. 
Benjamin, 174, 202. 

Bennett, 14, 290, 302. 
Bennington, Vt., 170. 
Bently^ Bentley, z07, 208, 

Berry, 31, 141. 
Best, 144. 

Bethleham, Mass., 170. 
Beverly, Mass., 30, 220. 
Beverly, Mass., Baptisms. 

Biglo, 246. 
Billings, 3, 5, 0, 77, 78, 

220, 229, 230. • 
Bird, 101, 104. 
Biscomb, 180. 
Bishops, of Salem, 102. 
Black, 9, 106. 
Blair, 243. 
Blaisdell, 180, 192. 
Blackesly, 147. 
Blanchard, 73, 75. 



Blashfield, 25. 
Blinn,"247, 248. 
Bloise, Blose, 73, 75. 
Blood, 138, 290. 
Bloomfield, 168. 
Blowers, 26. 
Blunt, 74. 
Bly, 164. 
Bogerink, 97. 
Boleyn, 53. 
Bool. 246. 

Book notes, 2S6, 307. 
Book-papers, 03. 
Booth, 203. 
Bordman, 14S. 
Borghghardt, 152. 
Borland, 30. 
Bosch, 95. 
Boston, 220. 

Boston Meeting riouse, 
91 •> 

Bostwick, 170, 171, 172, 

1 ( .:'9. 

Bound, 30. 
Bourne, 7. 
Boyce, 243. 303. 
Boy u ton, 202, 2-15. 
Braborne, 140. 141, 142. 
Bradbury, 186, 254. 
Bradford, 26, 27, 2S, 58, 
139, 266. 

Bradgate, 69. 

Bradley, 148, 192, 199, 200. 

Bradstreet, 243. 

Brady, 193, 194. 

Braintree, Mass., 43. 

Branch, 12, 13, 105. 

Brasier, 186. 

Brawnde, 57. 

Bray, Lord, 66. 

Breck, 181. 

Brewer, 299. 

Brewster, 11, 15. 

Briant, 65. 

Bridge, 245. 

Briggs, 86, 231, 202-3. 

Brinley, 19i. 

Bristol, 199. 

Bristol, Me., 191. 

Brooks, 73, 74. 

Brown, 14. 30, 31, 45, 59, 
74, 76,98, 103, 135, 138, 
184-0, 215, 217, 212, 244, 
254. 266, 29W. 

Bownwell, 5, 7S. 

Brumley, 14. 

Brunswick, Me., 254. 

Bryan, 311. 

Buck, 148. 

Buckley, 32. 

Budd-Lucas, 2S5. 

Buell, SI. 

Bugly, 39. 

Bugham, 106. 

Bull, 192. 

Bullard, 181, 182. 

Bullock, 305. 

Bunabc, 283. 

Bunday, 13. 

Bunt, 198. 

Burden, 30. 

Burdet, 193-4. 

Burgess, 16S, 228. 

Burhans. 171. 

Burge, 1S5. 

Burghardt, 152, 154, 155, 

156,169,171. 181,182,200. 
Burley, 72, 75. 
Burlingson, 15. 
Burnettield, 170. 
Burrill, 73, 137. 
Bursly, 192. 
Burton family in Essex, 

Bur well, 91. 
Bushnell, 214. 
Busley, 192. 
Bussyll, 254. 
Butler, 180, 206, 263. 
Butman, 26, 27, 28. 
Butts, 226. 

Buxton, 30, 242, 244, 305. 
Byttabeer, 176, 177. 

Cabot, 75, 76. 
Cadman, 227, 228. 
Cady, 73,74, 75, 76. 
Canaan, Conn., 170, 247. 
Canadian Rebellion of 

1837. 87. 
Cambridge, 212, 220. 
Camden, X. Y., 80. 
Camp, 205, 206. 
Campbell, 263. 
Cape Porpus, 196. 
Carley, 200. 
Carieton, Carlton, 245. 
Carnebeck. 97. 
Carolina, 41. 
Carr, 186. 
' Carter, 245. 
Cary, 92, 93. 
Caso, 242. 

CaUkill, X. Y., 170. 
Cavalier, 249. 
Chandler, 45, 82. 
Chapman, 29, 151. 245,283. 
Charlestown, Mass., 214, 

Chase, 79. 
Chat field, 101. 

Chatham, Can., 87. 
Cheever, 9, r43, 298. 
Cheney, 75. 
Chester, 6S, 71. 
Chichester, 292. 
Church, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 

Church bell, 214. 
Churchill, 205. 
ChurchiKecords, see Bev- 
erly, Great Barriugton. 
Clapp, 102 
Clark, Clarke, 13, 14, 27, 

30, 85, 138, 242, 266, 282, 

Claverack, X. Y., 170. 
Claybrook. Eng., Parish 

records of. 66, 167. 
Clayton, 311. 
Cleaves, 27, 29, 36. 
Ciemens, 244. 
Clement, Clements, 136, 

Clergy Reserve, 89. 
Cleveland, 246. 
Coat Armor. 240. See 

Athertou, Montague. 

Coalter, 311. 

Cobb, 45. 

Cobnrn, 26. 

Codington, 159. 

Coffin, 186. 

Cofran, 243. 

Coit, 76. 

Cogswell, 15. 

Cokman, 245. 

Colborne, 164. 

Colby, 186. 

Colo, 28, 195, 196, 205. 

Coleman, 67, 68, 140. 

Col ley, 186. 

Collar, 73, 76. 

Collins, 186, 300. 

Colson, 79. 

Conant, 25, 26, 27,29,30,S6. 

Concord, Mass., 284. 

Conn., see Preston, Xew- 

Converse, 74. 
Cooles, 60. 
Coo ley, 206. 
Cook," 2, 31, 186, 305. 
Cooper, 107, 139, 244. 
Cop, 16S. 



Coppyn, 192. 
Corey, 164. 
Corliss, 196. 
Cornwall, 109. 
Cornwall, Conn., 170. 
Corning, 25, 28. 
Cornish, 8. 
Corwin, 2, 4, 7, 215. 
Cotley, 179. 
Cotta, 242. 

Coulton, Colton, 139. 
Covell, 73, 75. 

Cox, 31, 244. 
Cozens, 107. 
Craddock, 289. 
Craighead, 42. 
Cranbrook, 252. 
Crandall, 78. 
Crane, 200. 
Crawford, 311. 
Creesy, Cresey, Cresy, 25, 

29, 31, 168. " 
Croade, 305. 
Crocker, 32. 

Crofts, 2S9, 290. 

Cromton, 254. 

Cromwell, 8, 298. 

Cross, 31. 

Cud worth, 222, 223. 

CufTe, 70. 

Cummings, 73, 149, 150. 

Currier, 186. 

Curtis, 27, HO, 185, 200,206. 

Cushing, 79. 

Cutler, 73, 76, 81. 

Cutting, 75. 


Daggit, 32. 

Dal and, 27, 31, 242. 

Dale, 30, 243. 

Damon, 65, 278. 

Danforth, 196, 197, 204. 

Danielson, 73. 

Dan vers, Mass., 39, 220, 

309; marriages. 30, 242. 
Darling, 32, 164, 243, 300. 
Darrin, 200. 
Davenport, 5, 8. 
Davies, 109. 
Davis, 82, 109, 156, 184, 

185, 1S6, 195, 198, 202, 

233, 254, 286. 
Davison, 2S9. 
Dawson, lb7. 
Day, 72, 74. 
Dedham, 304. 
Deen, 15. 
Deland, 244. 
Delano, 79, 80, 84. 
Deming, 206, 233. 

Denison, 100, 299. 
Dennis, 299. 
Dennynge, 178. 
Derby, 26. 
Devonshire, Eng., 109, 

176, 310. 
Dew. 104. 
Dexter, 291. 
Dickinson, 233. 
Dimock, 65. 
Dike, 26, 29. 
Dival, 245. 
Dixey, Dixie, 9, 27. 
Dodge, 25, 26. 27, 28, 29, 

30. 36, 45, 166, 1S6, 245. 
Dollen, 58. 
Dolloff, 110. 
Donton, 218. 
Dorchester, 212. 
Dorlin, 300. 
Dotey, 266. 
Douglass, 89. 
DowiDg, 11. 

Downe, 246. 
Downing, 135. 
Dowse, 1. 
Drake, 223. 
Draper, 282, 309. 
Dring, 263. 
Drummond, 44. 
Duckham, 49. 
Dudley, 143, 243. 
Duncombe, 89. 
Dunham, 250. 
Dunn, 150. 

Dunstable, Mass., Epi- 
taphs, 149. 
Dunston, 233. 
Durham Lord, 94, 95. 
Durlin, 164. 
Durrie, 259. 
Dushin, 251. 
Dwight, 75, 152. 
Dwinell, 242. 
Dygart, 88. 
Dyining, 178. 


Eastern Claims, 59. 
Eastman, 186, 254, 286. 
Eaton, 25, 27, 29, 32, 159, 

160, 254. 
Ebborn, 305. 
Edie, Edy, 14, 86. 
Edinburgh, 48. 
Edminster, 199. 
Edmonds, 156. 
Edson, 172. 
Edwards, 36, 136. 
The Essex Institute and 

First Meeting Ilouse, 

207, 278. 

Egremont,Mass., 152, 170, 

Elbridge, 192. 
Eloxander, 245. 
Elf 3rd, 29S. 
Eliot, 26, 28, 29. 
Ellingwood, 26, 28, 29. 
Elliot, 167, 179, 186. 
Ellis, 44, 283, 2S4. 
Emigrants, 283. 
Endicott, 162, 176, 222, 

251. 280, 281,303, 304. 
English, 300. 
English Gleanings, 167. 
English Friends, 312. 


Enskine, 41. 

Erving, 85. 

Essex Co., 39. 

Essex Co., Mass.: Pro- 
bate. 6, 298; Deeds, 
2S9; in Revolution, 184, 

Essex, Mass., 135. 

Essex Institute, 40, 207, 

Estabrook, 284. 

Estes, 272. 

Evans, 73, 76, 254. 

Everenden, 182. 




Fairefield, 298. 

Farnham, 307. 

Farrar, 245. 

Farwell, 24G. 

Faulkeaer, 32. - 

Feavor, 300. 

Felch, 30. 

Fellows, 14, 254. 

Felshaw, 75, 76. 

Felt, 3;>, 220, 279, 304. 

Felton, 36, 243, 244. 

Field, 288. 

Firebread, 101. 

Firmin, 75. 

First Meeting House, 207, 

Fish, 12. 

Fisher, 36, 261. 

Fisk, Fiske, 9, 44, 211, 

216, 243. 
Fitchburg, Mass., 109; 

Revolutionary soldiers, 

245, 246. 
Flag, Our, 35. 
Flint, 30, 31, 45, 65, 242, 

243, 244, 292. 
Fluant, 26, 29. 
Fobes, 226. 
Foirg, 136, 158. 
Follansbeo, 186. 
Foot, Foote, 109, 136, 191. 
Forbes, 70, 174, 226. 
Ford, 242. 
Fort Royal, 196. 

Foster, 28, 30, 71, 242, 245. 
Fowke, 70. 
Fowler, 45, 245, 254. 
Fox, 140, 294. 
Francis, 36, 294, 295. 
Frazier, 295. 
Freeman, 11, 13, 15, 174. 
French, 32, 45, 186, 243. 
Frisbie, 86. 
Frost, 25, 107, 250. 
Fro wles worth, Eng., 1. 
Fryer, 69, 70. 
Fuller, 10, 30, 31, 74, 167, 

245, 246, 289, 290, 295, 

Fugill, 160. 
Fyles, 174. 


Gage, 29. 

Gaines, 25, 29, 299. 

Gale, 27, 29. 

Gallup, 14, 36, 39. 

Ganson, 30, 243. 

Gardner, 7,8, 32, 135,139, 
217, 244, 283. 

Gardiner, 139. 

Garlick, 199. 

Gary, 245. 

Gates, Gats, 11, 14, 15, 
173, 202, 240. 

Gears, 36. 

Gednev, 6, 7, 217. 

Geer, Geers, 10, 11,12, 14. 

Genealogical Research, 

Hints to Beginners, in, 

Genealogical Research 
Society, 311. 

Genealogical Handbooks 
306, 308. 

Genealogies: Abbott, 33, 
202; Adams, 251; An- 
drus, 145; Annable,102; 
Atherton, 98,181; Bish- 
op, 162; Briggs. 231, 
262; Damon, 65; Eaton, 
160; Endicott, 251; 
Gates, 173, 202; Higgin- 
son,l,66, 157; Kent, 86; 
Little, 263, 268; Pabo- 
die, 3,77, 225,,262; Pud- 
dington, 140; Purring-* 

ton, 191 ; Putman of 

Goor, 95; Webber, 57; 

Sawyer, 230; Sea bury, 

226; Simmons, 3, 77. * 
George, 244. 
^eorsretown, 58. 
Gerrish, 243, 29S. 
G etch el, 40, 184. 
Gibbs, 229, 230. 
Gibson, 246. 
Gifford, 137, 138. 
Gilbard, 67. 
Gilbert, 68-9, 105, 19S. 
Giles, 25, 27, 242, 214. 
Gillet, 107. 
Gills, 291. 
Gilson. 139, 246. 
Glandfield, 31. 
Gleanings from English 

wills, 167. 
Glenn, 259. 

Gloucester, 38, 63, 203. 
Glover, 192, 289. 
Godfrey, 191. 
G old smith, 44. 
Goldthwaite, Goldth- 

wayt, 7, 31, 242, 244. 
Gold, 32. 
Golt, 164. 
Goodale, Goodell, 32, 33, 

50. 201. 242, 243, 279, 

280. 281. 
Goodhall, 135, 136. 
Goodhue, 186, 29S, 299. 
Goodrich, 106,139,182,295. 

Goodridge, 245, 246. 

Goold, 30S. 

Goor, Holland, 96. 

Goose, 215. 

Goodwin, 43. 

Gorges, 191, 192, 193, 196. 

Goss, 16M. 

Gott, 9, 135, 136, 138, 298. 

Gould, 25, 32, 73, 75. 

Gowen, 308. 

Grafton, 7. 

Graham, 295. 

Grangefield, 16S. 

Graves, 27, 28, 72, 74, 192, 

Gravestones, 308. 

Gray, 28, 290. 

Great Barrington, Mass., 

152, 247. 
Great Barrington church 
. records, 152, 169, 199. 
Green, 25, 38, 74, 198. 
Greenslet, Grinslate, 11, 

Greenwood, 36. 
Grev, 243. 
Griffin, 32. 
Griswold, 295. 
Gross (Grace), 45. 
Grove, 9. 
Grover, 29. 
Guile, 14, 15, 16. 
Gule, 16, 
Gulliver, 183. 
Gyles, 305. 


Hale, 162. 
Halfill, 50. 
Hall, 2, 283. 
Hallowell, 72, 74. 
Halstead, Eng., 289. 
Hamilton, Can., 87. 
Hammett, 307. 
Hanover, Mass.. 86, 283. 
Harbor, 204. 
Hardy, 9. 
Harnett, 293. 
Harris, 74, 106, 244, 246. 
Harriss, 176. 
Harrington, 72, 74. 
Harriman. 186. 
> Hart, 3, 28, 38, 105. 
Hartwell, 245. 
Hart wood, Mass., 170. 
Harwood, 31, 32. 
Harvey, 1S6. 
Haseltiue, 245. 
Haskall, Haskell, 27, 137. 
Haskings, 242. 
Hasse, 176. 
Hatch, 156. 
Hathorne, 8, 135, 136. 
Hawkes, 291, 299. 
Hawlev, 201. 
Hawthorne, 214. 
Hay, 311. 
Hayman, 300. 
Hayn< j s, 45. 203. 
Hayward, 25, 27. 298. 
Heath, see Hearth, 10, 

Hearth, 15. 
Hedgcock, 300. 
Hellinge, 49. 
Henckman, 183. 
Hendricks, 186. 
Henfield, 244. 


Henry, 245, 311. 
Heraldry, 239, 256. 
Herangier, 96. 
Herkimer, 88. 
Herrick, 10, 12, 14, 25, 26, 

27, 29. 
Herrington, 14, 246. 
Hesse Cassel, 97. 
Hetherly, 167. 
Hever, 53. 
Hickynsonne, 71. 
Higginson, 157, 210, 211, 

2 1 2. 213, 292. 
Higginson of Lisburn, 

Ireland, 70. 
Higginson arms, 71. 
Higginson of Leigh and 

Liverpool, 71. 
Higginson family of Clay- 

brooke, Eng., and New 

England, 66. 
Higgins, 45, 71. 
Higham, 214. 
Higson, 72. 
Hi Hard, 6. 

Hill, 7, S, 9. 14, 26, 27,245. 
Hillsdale, N. Y., 170. 
Hinckley, 81. 
Hishe, 170. 
Hitchcock, 36, 152. 
Hoar, 43. 
Hobbs, 31, 44. 
Hodge, 167. 
Hod L- kins, 186. 
Hodgskins, 246. 
Hoffe, 160. 
Hold en, 245. 
Hollis, N. H., 149. 
Hollister, 101, 102. 
Holman, 108. 
Holmes, 45, 79, 80, 82, 174. 

Home, see Orne, 7, 135, 

157, 213, 285. 
Hornett, 135. 
Honevman, 252. 
Hood", 242, 289. 
Hooke, 192, 291. 
Hooper, 27, 28, 29, 167. 
Hopkins, 154, 155, 156. 
Horrell, 25. 
Hosmer, 85. 
Hough, 160. 
Houghton, 245. 
Houkon, 81, 32, 242. 
Houston, 311. 
How, 30, 32, 244. 
Howe, 74, 185, 284. 
Howard, 186, 254. 
Howett, 167. 
Howlaud, 79, 263. 
Howlet, 45. 
Hows, 13. 
Hovey, 284. 
Hovt, 109, 186. 
Hubbard, 26, 154, ; 166, 

Huberd, 203. 
Hudson, 69, 182. 
Hudson, N. n., 149. 
Hudson, N. Y., 170. 
Hulett, 73, 75. 
Hull, 143, 302. 
Humphrey, 101, 300. 
Hun. 296. 
Hunt, 245. 
Hurlburt, 296-7. 
Huse, 186. 
Hutchins, 73, 75. 
Hutchinson, 80, 31, 242, 

291, 302. 
Hutin, 299. 
Hutson, 30. 

Indicat, see Endicott,223. Inquisitions, 254. 

Indiantowu, 152. Inman, 311. 

Ingersoll, 154, 200. Ipswich, Mass., 40, 254. 

Inherited tendencies, 235. Ireland, 69, 70. 

Ireson, 299. 
Irish rebellion, 70. 
Irish, 288; Eriends, 312. 
Ives, 298. - 

Jackman, 186. 
Jackson, 43, 292. 
Jacobs, 31, 242, 243. 
James, 105. 
Jarvis, 156. 
Jeffries, 192. 

Jenks, 187, 138, 289. 
Jennings, 205, 287. 
Jerson, 299. 
Jervies, 199, 200. 
Jessamiue, Ky., 287. 
Johan, 105. 
Johns, 250. 

Johnson, 26, 28, 44, 106' 
Jones, 36. 
Josslynge, 176, 177. 
Judd, 154. 
Juel, 10. 




Kalys, 299. 

Keet, 144. 

Kellogg, 105, 286, 287, 

Kempe, 140, 167. 
Kendall, 150, 292. 
Kennev, Kinni, 12, 14, 15, 

16, 30, 3>)5. 
Kent, h6. 
Kentucky, 287. 
Keysar, 6, 290, 291, 292. 


Killingly, Conn., Bap- 
tisms, 72. 

Kilham,Kelham, Killum, 
14, 30, 135, 13S. 

Kimball, 10, 29, 45, 183, 
246, 280, 298, 299. 

Kinderhook, New York, 

King, 31, 49,164,244,290. 

Kingsbury, New York, 

Kings District,NewYork, 

Kitchen, 164. 
Kittery, Maine, 43. 
Knapp, 186. 

Knapman, 177, 178, ISO. 
Knight, 72, 74, 76, 186. 
Knights, 29, 33. 
Knolling, 179-80. 
Knowlcs, 228. 
Knowlton, 25, 26, 28. 

Ladd, 165. 
Lake, 186. 
Lambert, 293. 
Lanesboro, Mass., 170, 

199, 200. 
Larcom, '27. 
Lamed, 254. 
Larribee, 13. 
Laselle, 166. 
Laskin, 137, 290. 
Laughton, 300. 
Lawrence, 75, 76. 
Lawton, 1H5, 227. 
Leach, Leech, 8, 27, 29, 

36, 243, 284. 
Leavens, 72, 73, 74, 76. 
Leavitt, 172. 
LeCodie, 2S. 
Lee, 25, 74, 169. 

Lee, Mass., 152, 170. 

Leigh, 51. 

Leire, Eng., 1. 

Lenox, Mass., 170. 

Leord, 218. 

Libby, 272. 

Liens, 97 

Lindall. 30, 243. 

Litch, 245. 

Litchfield, Conn., 170. 

Little, 5, 13, 263, 264, 266, 

Littleton, Mass., 149. 

Livingston, 250. 

Lobdell, 285. 

Local Historical Socie- 
ties of Essex Co., 39. 

Local Records, 259. 

Lomas, 299. 

London, 79. 
London, Can., 87. 
Londonderry, Ire, 283, 

Lord, 1, 2, 7, 12, 157, 158, 

212, 213, 214. 
Lothrop, 8. 
Louk, 2«)0. 
Lovett, 25, 27, 28, 29. 
Low, 27, 29, 36. " 
Lozier, 96. 
Lucas, 2H, 29. 
Lunenburg, Mass., 109; 

soldiers, 245. 
Lummus, 254, 299. 
Lurvey. 38, 39, 184. 
Lynn, 40, 214. 
Lynde, 209, 2S2. 
Lyndsey, 31. 

MacFinn, 85. 

Mackerwithee, 14. 

Mackmallin, 243. 

Madock, 71. 

Maine, 307. 

Maiden, Can., 93. 

Mallet, 25. 

Mailman, 104. 

Manchester, 5, 106, 225. 

Manchester, Conn., 05. 

Manchester, Vt., 170. 

Mann, 272. 

Manning. 254. 

Mansfield, 186, 291, 292. 

Marble, 32, 242. 

Maiblehead, 57, 220. 

Marke, 49. [Salem. 

Marriages, see Preston, 

Marriage Records of Sa- 
lem 30, 242. 

Marriage Notices, Whole 
U. S., 16, 274, 301. 


Maryland, 47. 
Marsh, 32. 
Martin, 245. 
Mason, 2S5. 
Massey, 32, 243. 
Masury, 30, 31, 244. 
Mathos, 100, 104. 
Mathews, 51. 
Maverick, 108, 191, 192. 
Mayflower descendants, 

Mayhew, 186. 
Maynard, 174. 
Mc Arthur, 199. 
McOlaghland, 2S4. 
McGuise, 94. 
McFarles, 199. 
McKamy, 311. 
McKee, 76. 
McPheeter, 311. 
Meaker, 19S. 
Messenger, 200. 

Metcalf, 254, 267. 
Merrill, 186, 287. 
Merrimack, N. H., 149 
Mexico, N. Y., 80. 
Meyer, 96. 
Mighill, 73, 203. 
Militia, 282. 
Miller, 35. 
Mills, 74, 308. 
Millington, 51. 
Miner, 12. 
Minnesota, 43. 
Minott, 284. 
Moffatt, 74. 
Mouhegan, 58. 
Montague, of 

Eng., Mass., 

Arms of, 87. 
Montcalm, 55. 
Moodey, Moody, 

Moore, 59, 285, 291, 311 

and Va. 




Moravians, 287. 
Morgan, 26, 27, 29, 

Morrill, 186. 

Morss, 76, 110. 186. 
105, Moseley, 104. 
Moses, 299. 
Montgomery, 186. 
Moulton, 30, 32, 243. 

Mounjoy, 252. 

Mt. Washington, Mass., 

152, 247. 
Myles, 15S. 

Newman, 61, 186, 293. 
New Milford, Conn., 170. 
New Marlboro, Mass., 170. 
Newspaper material, 254. 
Newton, 266. 
Newville, Pa., 41. 
New Haven, Conn.; 43. 
Nichols, 243, 279, 280, 305. 
Nicholson, 16S. 
Nine Partners, N. Y., 250. 
Noble, 154, 169. 
Nobletown, N. Y., 170, 

199. 200. 
Norfolk, Conn.. 170. 
Norman, 165, 283. 
Norris, 289, 298. 

Ober, 25, 29, 180. 
Oblong, N. Y., 247. 
Odt-ltown, battle, 88. 
Oldham, 85. 
Orleans, 28S. 


North East, N. Y., 247. 
Norton, 186, 192, 208, 219, 

Names, duplication in 

one family, 260. 
Nash, 154. 
Nashua, N. H., 149. 
Naylor, 302. 
Neal, 105, 242. 
Neck, 189. 
Needham, 243, 244. 
Negroe, 9. 244. 
Nevill, 53. 
Nevins. 204. 

New Ashford. Mass., 170. 
New Brunswick, 48. 


Orne, s^e Heme. 

Osband, 258. 

Osborne, 175, 256, 285, 

308, 305, 310. 
Osgood, 186. 

Newbury, Mass., sol- 
diers, 185. 

Newbury, 40. 

New Canaan, N. Y., 170, 

New Concord, N. Y., 170, 
199, 201. 

Newingtou, Conn., In- 
habitants, 1770, 145, 
205, 283, 294. 

New Lebauon, N. Y., 170. 

Newle, 140. 

Nottingham, W., N. H., 

Nottingham, 168. 

No well, 26, 29, 186, 299. 

Osmond, 47, 49, 51. 
Otis, 264. 
Otis, Mass., 170. 
Owen, 41. 
Oxford, Eng., 71. 

Pabodie, 165. V' - ?tA 
Pabodie genealogy, 3, 165. 
Packer, 156. /y* 

Pafford, 252. 
Paine, 70. 

Palatinate records, 238. 
Palfry. 135. 
Palmer, 6, 16, 67, 156. 
Palmer, Mich., 93. 
.-Papery quality of, 63. 
Parke, 11, 13, 14, 15. 
Parker, 28, 'Ao, 58, 61, 63, 

85, 105, 248, 250. 
Parker's Island, Me., 58. 
Parkhurst, 7, 75, 149. 
Parnell, Parual, 2S, 80, 31. 
Parrish, 10. 
Parsons, 103. 
Paner, 28. 
Partridge, 13, 14. 
Partridgeileld, Mass., 170. 
Patch, 25, 27, 281. 
Patriot War, 88. 
Patten. 72, 73. 
Paulet, Vt., 170. 

Teabody, 279-S1. 

Peabody. Mass., 40. 

Peach, 299. 

Peal, 32. 

Pearce, Pearse, 3, 5, 57, 
140, 229, 280. 

Pearson, 186. 

Pease, 7, 139, 201, 246. 

Peaslee, 286. 

Peay, 287. 

Pedigrees and Genealo- 
gy, 268. 

Pennsylvania, 41, 42. 

Pensvoll, 197, 198. 

Pepperell, Mass., 149. 

Pepperrell, 167. 

Perkins, 30, 31, 36, 68, 
102, 110, 299. 

Perloy, 308. 

Peru, Mass., 170. 

Peter, 211, 253. 

Petfoid, 139. 

Petterson, 79, 80, 83, 201. 

Pettingill, 172, lfc6. 

Phelps, 36, 154, 

Phillamore & Co., 37. 
Phillips, 76, 244, 282. 
Phippen. 278-81. 
Phipps, 282. 
Pickering, S, 214, 215, 

218, 292. 
Pickman, 217. 
Pickworth, 243. 
Pierce, 28, 74, 285. 
Pike, 86, 186, 242. 
Pillsbury, 40, 184-6. 
Pine Plains, N.Y., 170. 
Pistor, 192. 
Pitt, 56. 

Pittsheld, Mass., 170. 
Pixley, 66, 154, 19S, 200. 
Polk, 286. 
Polley, 246. 
Pomeroy, 152. 
Poole, 294. 
Pooler, 78-5-6. 
Poor, 201. 

Pope, 32, 209, 243-44. 
Porter, 4, 29, 30. 81,33,135. 

136, 152, 242-3-4,292,293. 



Potthof, 96. 
Potter, 254, 290, 291. 
Pratt, 1, 107-8. 
Prence, 256. 
Prentis, 256. 
Prescott, 181. 
Prescott, Can., 188. 
Preston, 33, 73, 75, 167, 

181, 242, 244. 
Preston, Conn., B. M. D., 


Price, 138, 186, 217, 291, 

Pride, 10, 25, 29. 

Priest, 73, 109, 183, 245. 

Prince, 31, 94, 95, 203, 
204, 209, 243, 255, 310. 

Prince family, 255. 

Probate Records, see Es- 
sex Co., 167. 

Professional . Genealo- 
gists, 257. 

Proctor, 209, 210, 242. 
Providence, R. I., 288. 
Puddington, Eng., 48. 

See Purrington. 
Purrington genealogy, 47. 
Purrington, 140, 141, 191. 
Putman, 95. 
Putmauus, 95. 
Putnam, 10, 30-3, 38, 39, 

87-95, 135, 136. 237, 242- 

4, 255, 257, 307. 

Quakers, 302-4, 312. 

Reignolds, 290. 
Reith, 300. 
Revolutionary ,- ! 37, 38, 184, 

Revolutionary aid, 36. 
Revolutionary soldiers, 

Rhodes, Rodes, 289. 
Rich, 32. 

Richards, 12, 137, 138, 2S9. 
Richardson, 168, 243. 
Richmond, 5. 
Rigby, 101, 103. 
Rindge, 254. 
Hitter, 245. 
Rix, 11. 

Rackiiftte, 186. 
Rand, 176. 

Quebec, siege of, 55. 


Rainsford, 192. 

Rand, 232. 

Randall, 15. 

Rantoul. 207, 218, 279, 2S1 

Raymond, 25, 26, 27, 28, 

Rayner, 203. 
Ramson, 106. 
Raskegan Is., 59. 
Rea, 9, 33, 292. 
Records, 262. 
Reed, 31, 32, 51, 168, 229, 

2&), 244. 
Reendle 51. 
Reeve, Reeves, 51, 243. 
Registers, 37. 
Rhode Island in Rev., 37. 
Riley, 245. 

Robbins, 44, 74-6, 163. 

Robinson, 101, 106. 

Rochelle Privateer, 70. 

Roe, 105. 

Rouers,44, 85, 283,284, 2S8. 

Roman Catholic, 41. 

Roome, 302. 

Ropes, 7, 298. 

Roper, 45. 

Rose, 13, 15, 174, 247. 

Rowe, 310. 

Roxbury, 220. 

Rude, 11. 

Ruddington, Eng., 290. 

Rundal, 285. 

Russell, 32, 72-6, 243, 2S2. 

Ruth. 27. 

Rye, 258. 

Salem, 58, 207, 278. 
Salem, Mass., marriages, 

30, 242. 
Salisbury, Conn., 170. 
Salisbury, Mass., 109, 247, 

Salisbury, 70. 
Sallows, 25, 26, 29. 
Samms, 79. 
Sampson, 82, 83. 
Sanders, 286. 
Sandisfield, Mass., 170, 

San ford, 232. 
Sargent, 144, 186, 192. 
Savago, 1U9, 201, 204. 
Sawyer, 106. 229,230, 231. 
Scam m on. 196. 
Scelling, 218. 
Behind Jer, 96. 
Scituate, 293. 

Scotch-Irish, 41. 
Scott, 311. 
Scrivner, 200. 
Scudder, 10rt. 
Seabury, 165, 166, 225, 

226, 227 228, 229. 
Searle, 229, 230. 
Searls, 2t»l. 
Seavell, 179. 
Sergeant, 154. 
Serwin, 251. 
Sewall. 230. 
Shapleigh, 196. 
Sharon, Mass., 247. 
Sharpe, 214. 
Sharpies, 288. 
Shaw, 5, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 

175, 263. 
Sheepy, 2. 
Sheffield, Mass., 152, 170, 


Sheldon, 244. 

Shelter Island, 104. 

Sheppard, 1. 

Sherman. 264. 

S hi 1 laber 30. 

Shoobrook, 168. 

Shut**, ).~>2. 

Sibley, 32. 

Sidney. 53. 

Silly, 254. 

Silsby, 300. 

Simmons, 3, 77,78,80,82, 

83, 84. 
Simons. 151. 
Simpson, 192. 
Sippee, 262. 
Sisson, 262. 
Skatehook, Mass., 152. 
Skelton, 213. 
Skerry, 2^3. 
Skiffe, 262. 

of Putnam's historical magazine. 


Skillings, 60, 204. 

Skillon, 59. 

Skinner, Skynner, 106, 

140, 249. 
Slocum, 5. 

Small, 32, 242, 244, 304. 
Smallwood, 68. 
Smith, 15, 25, 30, 31, 85, 

199, 243, 244, 245, 287, 

Snow, 77. 
Snyder, 249. 
Sollas, 9. 
Somes, 109. 
Soule, 83,. 84. 
Southern families, 259. 
Southes, 292. 
Southworth, 226. 
Southwick, 31, 136, 303-5. 
Spalding, 72, 74. 
Sparhawk, 211. 

Sparkes, 298. 
Spencer, 167. 
Spencertown, N. Y., 170. 
Spinkes, 302. 
Sprague, 172. 
Stacy, 25, 28, 31, 243. 
Stadbe, 50. 
Stafford, 298. 
Standig, 174. 
Standish, 15. 
Stanton, 13. 
Stanwood, 186. 
Standley, 25, 27, 28. 
Stark, 307. 
Staresmore, 2, .69. 
Stearns, 75. 

Stepheutown, N. Y., 170. 
Stevens, 186, 254, 285. 
Stewart, 34. 
Stickney, 36. 
Stiles, 7G, 306. 

Stockbridge, Mass., 152, 

170, 247. 
Stoddard, 152. 
Stone, 25, 26, 27, 28, 304. 
Stone Arabia, N. Y., 170. 
Stoughton, 222. 
Stratton, 2. 
Stuart, 311. 
Stukely, 4. 
Sturgis, 61. 
Sudbury, Mass., 203. 
Swallow, 151. 
Sweet, Sweatt, 44, 186, 

Swett, 2S7. 
Swinnerton, 32, 33, 242, 

Swift, 104. 
Swope, 41. 

Syrnonds, 74, 75, 203. 
Symple, 290. 

Taber, 230. 

Taconick, Mass., 170. 

Talby, 138. 

Talcott, 152. 

Tahlman. 5. 

Tampson, 167. 

Tarbell, 30. 

Tarbot, 244. 

Tarbox, 290. 

Taylor, 27, 77, 103, 198, 

199, 245, 311. 
Terry. 286, 287. 
Thacker, 80. 
Thistle, 28, 300. 
Thorn, 45. 

Thomas, 32, 79, 110, 267. 
Thompson, Conn., 254,255. 
Thompson, 151, 192. 
Thornton, 204. 
Thorndike, 8, 25, 26, 27, 

28, 29. 

Throckmorton, ISSr' 
Thurston, 5. 
Tiler, 10, 174. 
Tilley, 38. 

Tillinghast, 3, 4, 254. 
Ting, 8. 

Tinmouth, Vt., 170. 
Tirrell, 49. 
Titcomb, 185, 186. 
Tithingman, 284. 
Tomlinson, 85. 
Tompkins, 165. 
Topsfield, 39, 307. 
Toppan, 31, 186. 
Tousey, 299. 
Tower, 45. 
Town, 31, 244. 
Townsend, 2, 267, 291. 
Tracy, 10, 11, 12, 13. 
Trask, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 
103, 135, 142, 304. 

Treat, 11. 

Trebe, 299. 

Trefry, 299. 

Trow, 36. 

Trowbridge, 101, 104. 

True, 1SH, 254. 

Trustier, 289. 

Tuck, 25, 27, 28, 300. 

Tucker, 151. 

Tufts, 107. 

Turner, 102, 158, 159, 244, 

299, 306. 
Tiverton, Devon, Eng., 

47, 48, 140, 141, 143; 

floods and fires at, 52. 
Twichell, 45. 
Twiss, 32, 244. 
Tyringham, Mass., 170. 
Tyler, 109. 

Tyngsboro', Mass., 149. 
Tythingmen, 220, 284. 

Ulrich, 2S8. 
Ulster, Ireland, 41. 


Upham, 159, 162, 214, 279, Upton, 31, 33, 242, 244. 


Vandenburgh, 96. Van Meteran, 96. Veren, 8. 

Vander Lyppe, 95. Van Venckenburgh, 199. Very, 242. 

Van Deusen, 154, 155, 169, Vatican, 40. Virginia, 41, 44. 

171, 200. Vaughan, 200. Vulture, ship, 38. 


Wade, 102, 185, 254. 

Wadley, 186. 

Wadsworth, 152. 

Waite, 254. 

Wainwright, 254, 299. 

Wakefield, 32. 

Wakeley, 15. 

Wallis, 25, 27, 28, 243, 245. 

Walker, 245. 

Wales, 100. 

Walcott, see Woolcott, 

31, 243. 
Walden, 151. 
Walker, 310. 
Walton, 289. 
Ward, Warde, 54, 56, 70, 

301, 309. 
Warden, 301. 
Wareham, 108. 
Warnings, 283. 
Warn, 198. 
• Warner, 251, 301. 
Wardwell. 243, 
Warren, 73, 76, 203, 301. 
Washburn, 285, 301. 
Washington, 185, 301. 
Washington, Mass., 170. 
Wasson, 245. 
Waterbury, 301. 
Waterhouse, 301. 
Waterman, 81. 
Waters, 40, 73, 75, 98, 13S, 

186, 242, 265, 2S6, 291, 

300, 302. 
Way, 291. 
Weare, 197, 19S. 
Weatherbee, 245. 
Webber, 243. 
Webber Family of Me., 

Geneal. of, 57. 


Webster, 26, 56, 288. 
Wedge, 15. 
Weed, 186. 
Weeks, 101, 104. 
Welles, 145. 
Wells, 7. 
Welman, 245. 
Wentworth, 61. 
Wessagussett, 108. 
West, 6, 7, 27, 54, 81, 82. 
Westerham, Eng., 53. 
Westgate, 290. 
Weston, 84, 108. 
Westover, 156. 
Whallen, 249. 
Wheatland, 39, 2S1. 
Wheeler, 6, 25, 27, 175, 

Wheldon, 290. 
Wheton, 283. 
Whipple, 30, 40, 102, 254, 

298 299. 
White, 26, 183, 264, 266, 

279, 2S0, 280. 
Whitman, 31. 
Wliittemore, 74. 
Whitmore, 31, 73, 74, 75. 
Whitney, 74, 76. 
Whittier, 6, 7. 
Whittredge, 29. 
Wiburn, 14. 
Wilcox, 230, 231, 232. 
Wilder, 183. 
Wilkins, 30, 209, 242. 
Willard, 245. 
Willass, 137. 
Weller, 198. 
Williams, 75, 76, 154, 158 

164 169, 198. 
Williamstown, 170, 199. 

Willis, 137, 228. 

Williston, 229. 

Wills, see Essex, English, 

and under^ family 

Wilson, 74, 75."" 
Winthrop, 159. 
Windsor, Can., 87; battle 

of, 93. 
Winslow, 266. 
Winter, 72, 73, 16, 201. 
Winthrop, 212,302. 
Witchcraft, 40, 203. 
Wolden, 36. 
Wolf, Gen., family and 

home of, 53. 
Wood, 5, 27, 77, 1S6. 
Wooden, 25. 
Woodbridge, 155, 156. 
Woodbury, Woodberry, 

9, 25, 26,228, 29, 36,158, 

285, 286, 2H7. 
Woodlyt, 178. 
Woody, 292. 
Woodman, 186. 
Woods, 174. 
Woodward, 12, 150, 173, 

199, 298. 
Wool, 144. 
Woolcott, see Walcott, 

157, 158, 159, 213. 
Woolfe, 9. 
Woolsey, 192. 
Worcester, 280. 
Wormleye, 167. 
Woster, 199. 
Wyat, 186, 299. 
Wyman , 245. *•*" 
Wythe, 168. 

York, Me., 191. 

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